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Love Field (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 February 1993 (USA)
Devastated by President Kennedy's assassination, Dallas-based hairstylist Lurene Hallett boards a bus for the Washington funeral where she meets a perplexing father and his daughter who greatly impact her journey.

Director:

Jonathan Kaplan

Writer:

Don Roos
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Michelle Pfeiffer stars in an Oscar®-nominated role as a Dallas hairstylist whose trip to President Kennedy's funeral takes a powerful turn. Devastated by the president's assassination, Lurene Hallett (Pfeiffer) boards a bus for the Washington funeral where she meets a perplexing father and his daughter who greatly impact her journey.

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Her life began when her world fell apart. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film was both Oscar and Golden Globe nominated in a lead actress category in 1993 for Michelle Pfeiffer for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award and the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama statuette respectively but Pfeiffer and the film in both awards systems lost out to Emma Thompson in James Ivory's film of E.M. Forster's Howards End (1992). 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 The Blues Brothers (1980) 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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Love Fields a real sleeper, one of the best small films ever
7 January 2007 | by shackelSee all my reviews

I loved this movie! Pfieffer's child-like naiveté is beautifully balanced with the mature competence of Dennis Haysbert's character. This is the first time I'd ever seen Haysbert and I've been a fan ever since. Something about that man...the viewer understands why she falls for him. I ached for both characters. The movie stirs up some feelings about injustice, racism, oppressed women -- a memory of those times but not nostalgia for them. The ending soothes and satisfies all that was stirred up. Love Fields uses only a few people and not a lot of scenery to tell its story, but its quite enough. It is, essentially, a love story -- unexpected, but so right. The period (mid-60's)is well-established and well-maintained. See this movie!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Field See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$301,000, 15 February 1993

Gross USA:

$1,014,726

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,014,726
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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