On November 22, 1963, America lost a president, and a generation lost its innocence. Today, the thunderous echoes of that day still rumble, yet one of the most powerful films to focus on the tragedy speaks volumes without ever raising its voice. In Love Field, Michelle Pfeiffer is simply incandescent in a role that earned her a second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. This thoroughly captivating film about an interracial friendship is set against the backdrop of a nation both divided by prejudice and united by sorrow. Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett (Pfeiffer) feels such a strong personal connection to her idol, Jackie Kennedy, that when JFK is assassinated, she defies her husband and boards an eastbound bus, determined to "be there" for Jackie at the funeral. On board she meets a mysterious black man travelling with a sad, silent little girl. But when Lurene realises he's given her a false name, she fears that she has uncovered a kidnapping plot. As a result of her well-intentioned meddling, the trio end up on the run from the police, and ultimately on the road to a deep friendship that defies racial boundaries and changes each of them forever.

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Love Field (1992)

PG-13

Drama · 1h 45m · 2/12/1993

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Her life began, when her world fell apart

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On November 22, 1963, America lost a president, and a generation lost its innocence. Today, the thunderous echoes of that day still rumble, yet one of the most powerful films to focus on the tragedy speaks volumes without ever raising its voice. In Love Field, Michelle Pfeiffer is simply incandescent in a role that earned her a second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. This thoroughly captivating film about an interracial friendship is set against the backdrop of a nation both divided by prejudice and united by sorrow. Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett (Pfeiffer) feels such a strong personal connection to her idol, Jackie Kennedy, that when JFK is assassinated, she defies her husband and boards an eastbound bus, determined to "be there" for Jackie at the funeral. On board she meets a mysterious black man travelling with a sad, silent little girl. But when Lurene realises he's given her a false name, she fears that she has uncovered a kidnapping plot. As a result of her well-intentioned meddling, the trio end up on the run from the police, and ultimately on the road to a deep friendship that defies racial boundaries and changes each of them forever.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Orion Pictures

Budget

$18,000,000

Revenue

$1,014,726
Part Of
Cast
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Michelle Pfeiffer

Lurene Hallett
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Dennis Haysbert

Paul Cater
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Stephanie McFadden

Jonell
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Brian Kerwin

Ray Hallett
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Louise Latham

Mrs. Enright
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Peggy Rea

Mrs. Heisenbuttel
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Beth Grant

Hazel
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Johnny Ray McGhee

Mechanic
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Cooper Huckabee

Deputy Swinson
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Troy Evans

Lt. Galvan
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Mark Jeffrey Miller

Trooper Exley (as Mark Miller)
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Pearl Jones

Mrs. Baker
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Janell McLeod

Station Cashier
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Bob Minor

Barricade Policeman
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Rhoda Griffis

Jacqueline Kennedy
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Bob Gill

President Kennedy
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Ron Shelley

Secret Service Agent (as Ron Shelly)
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Michael Milgrom

T.V. Director
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Chestley Price

Porter
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Nick Searcy

FBI Man
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Moses Gibson

Driver
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Dave Hager

Station Master
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Nora Heflin

Phone Operator
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Joe Maggard

Redneck
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Jonathan Wigan

Redneck's Son
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Brian Kay

Friendly Man
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Charles K. Bortell

Cal Enright
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Jack Canon

Motel Manager
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Resa Reagan

Bathrobed Woman
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Deborah Offner

Police Dispatcher
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Larry Butler

Bullhorn Officer
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Vicki Ross-Norris

Vickie (as Vickie Ross-Norris)
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Tiffany McHoney

Foster Home Kid
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Jesheka Winstead

Foster Home Kid
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Alma Woodard

Woman at Counter
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Ishmond Jones

Mr. Baker
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Bobbi Casto

Bus Passenger
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Bobbie Collins

Bus Passenger (as Bobbi Collins)
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Caroline Goodwyn

Bus Passenger
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Bill Boyzett

Announcer
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Kay E. Kuter

Announcer (as Skay Kuter)
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William Shaw Burney

Announcer
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Alan Oppenheimer

Announcer
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Robert Clotworthy

Announcer (as Rob Clotworthy)
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Joe Unger

Announcer
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Burr DeBenning

Announcer (as Burr De Benning)
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Walter Cronkite

Himself - Reports on Assassination of JFK (archive footage) (uncredited)
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L.C. Graves

Himself - at Shooting of Oswald (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Clint Hill

Himself - at Love Field Behind JFK (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Lady Bird Johnson

Herself - with LBJ (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Lyndon Johnson

Himself - First Speech as President (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Caroline Kennedy

Herself - in the Rotunda (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Jacqueline Kennedy

Herself - at Love Field (archive footage) (uncredited)
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John F. Kennedy

Himself - at Love Field (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Robert F. Kennedy

Himself - at Andrews AFB (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Jim Leavelle

Himself - at Shooting of Oswald (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Anne Lockhart

Reporter (uncredited)
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Larry O'Brien

Himself - at Andrews AFB (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Lee Harvey Oswald

Himself - Shot by Ruby (archive footage) (uncredited)
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David F. Powers

Himself - at Andrews AFB (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Jack Ruby

Himself - Shoots Oswald (archive footage) (uncredited)
Crew
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Jonathan Kaplan

Director
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Don Roos

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Love Field

(DVD)

1/9/2001

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