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Love Field (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 February 1993 (USA)
When a woman enrout to JFK's funeral befriends a black man's daughter, they experience numerous revelations and hardships.

Director:

Jonathan Kaplan

Writer:

Don Roos
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Lurene Hallett
Dennis Haysbert ... Paul Cater
Stephanie McFadden Stephanie McFadden ... Jonell
Brian Kerwin ... Ray Hallett
Louise Latham ... Mrs. Enright
Peggy Rea ... Mrs. Heisenbuttel
Beth Grant ... Hazel
Johnny Ray McGhee Johnny Ray McGhee ... Mechanic
Cooper Huckabee ... Deputy Swinson
Troy Evans ... Lt. Galvan
Mark Jeffrey Miller ... Trooper Exley (as Mark Miller)
Pearl Jones Pearl Jones ... Mrs. Baker
Janell McLeod Janell McLeod ... Station Cashier
Bob Minor ... Barricade Policeman
Rhoda Griffis ... Jacqueline Kennedy
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Storyline

Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive at Love Field. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides to attend the funeral in Washington D.C. Forced to travel by bus, she befriends Jonell, the young black daughter of Paul Couter. Sensing something wrong, her good intentioned interference leads the mixed race threesome on an increasingly difficult journey to Washington with both the police and Ray looking for them. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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WE LOVE YOU PRESIDENT KENNEDY See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szeretet földje See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,949,148
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First film released under Michelle Pfeiffer's production company "Via Rosa". See more »

Quotes

Redneck: What's going on?
Lurene Hallett: Car trouble. Can we hitch a ride with you in your casual?
Redneck: [notices Paul] Just what's your business with him?
Paul Cater: [gestures to daughter] Stand back, dear.
Lurene Hallett: He gave me a ride.
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Connections

References Cry of Battle (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

The Green Grass Grew All Around
(uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by William Jerome
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer and Dennis Haysbert
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Too fluff-headed to be very memorable...
22 September 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

In 1963 Dallas, a Jackie Kennedy-obsessed beautician hopes to travel by bus to JFK's funeral, but gets involved instead with a troubled black man and his estranged little girl. Handsome production, nice details, but a curiously minor film that never quite kicks into gear. Occasionally, the way the racial prejudices are shown--from both black and white characters--is heavy-handed, though director Jonathan Kaplan does subtle work as well, performing a nimble balancing act while the screenplay works overtime being "heated" and "emotional". Michelle Pfeiffer's performance is alternately grating, unconventional, sweet and perplexing; we don't get to know her Lurene too well, and the actress has to rely on shtick for some of her major scenes; Dennis Haysbert as her traveling companion is a tower of quiet strength, and his handsome, aw-shucks smile isn't over-used. The plot is wrapped up neatly at the end, a tricky feat since the finale takes place some 12 months from the rest of the story--a gimmick that doesn't always work, but here it satisfies the viewer by showing lives changed and what might lay ahead. Potentially a heady mix of race-relations and something even deeper (and no-less complicated): forbidden love. Yet the picture somehow whittles down these complex issues into a road-movie formula. ** from ****


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