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The Only Thrill (1997)

R | | Drama, Romance | 1997 (USA)
Reece McHenry is a used-clothing store owner and Carol Fitzsimmons is a seamstress working in that store. The film follows the story of their relationships from 1960s till present time (as ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Masterson

Writers:

Larry Ketron (play), Larry Ketron (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Diane Keaton ... Carol Fitzsimmons
Sam Shepard ... Reece McHenry
Diane Lane ... Katherine Fitzsimmons
Robert Patrick ... Colonel Tom Ryan McHenry
Tate Donovan ... Eddie
Sharon Lawrence ... Joleen Quillet
Stacey Travis ... Lola Jennings
Brad Leland ... Louis Quillet
Brandon Smith ... Mike
Richard Nance Richard Nance ... Poker Player #1
Fred Ellis Fred Ellis ... Poker Player #2
Robert Lott Robert Lott ... Charlie (as Robert S. Lott)
B.A. Woods B.A. Woods ... Ruth
Mona Lee Fultz ... Mother
Jessica Looney ... Daughter (as Jessica Wilson)
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Reece McHenry is a used-clothing store owner and Carol Fitzsimmons is a seamstress working in that store. The film follows the story of their relationships from 1960s till present time (as well as the story of relationships between Reece's son Tom and Carol's daughter Katherine). Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes your only chance for love comes once.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tennessee Valley See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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The original title was "Tennessee Valley", but a film crew could not be found in the desired area in Tennessee. Production was moved to Austin, Texas, and the project was renamed. See more »

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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Striking performance by Diane Keaton and impressive editing
28 February 2000 | by JuguAbrahamSee all my reviews

The film grips you because of strong performances from Keaton and Shepard, with great help from the make-up department. The editing of the script may not be noticable in the beginning but as the film progresses one is mesmerised as the film captures time with deft strokes in the editing room. The film editor and the scriptwriter use two generations in tandem to reinforce the the central theme of love and miscommunication between individuals. The play itself is an interesting one but the film is able provide visual perspectives (the father in the old store among old clothes that needs better housekeeping as the film unfolds or the conversation at the edge of a cliff for a crucial turning point in the film) with a felicity that the stage could never offer.

The film may not be a masterpiece but is definitely interesting in the departments of acting, editing and scriptwriting.


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