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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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WE LOVE YOU PRESIDENT KENNEDY See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Mrs. Enright: I don't know when we started killing people to solve things.
Paul Cater: I didn't know we stopped.
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Connections

Featured in The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Green Grass Grew All Around
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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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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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