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Jonathan Kaplan directs this drama which grafts a nostalgic mood piece with a race-to-the-finish road movie. Lurene Hallett (Michelle Pfeiffer) is an insulated middle-class wife living in Texas in the early 1960s who adores the Kennedys, particularly Jackie, whom she feels is a kindred soul. When she finds out the President and First Lady will be in Dallas on November 22, 1963, she races to the airport to greet the couple. Just missing them, she drives through the Dallas streets and notices a quiet chaos developing. When she finds out John Kennedy has been assassinated, Lureen is determined to get to Washington to be with Jackie for the funeral. When her redneck husband Ray (Brian Kerwin) refuses to give her the car, she gets on a bus, where she meets a black man named Johnson (Dennis Haysbert), with his five-year-old daughter Jonell (Stephanie McFadden). Lureen speaks continually about Kennedy and the rest of the black occupants of the bus roll their eyes. But after an accident with the bus, Lureen uncovers the fact that Mr. Johnson's real name is Cater, and he has kidnapped his daughter from an orphanage and is heading to Philadelphia. With the cops on their tail, the trio steals a car and race northward with the police in pursuit, Lureen hoping to make to Washington in time for Kennedy's funeral. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:December 11, 1992

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Michelle Pfeiffer Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michelle Pfeiffer Best Actress 1992 Nominee
Berlin International Film Festival Michelle Pfeiffer Silver Bear for Best Actress 1993 Winner

Cast

Michelle Pfeiffer
as Lurene Hallett
Dennis Haysbert
as Paul Cater
Brian Kerwin
as Ray Hallett
Louise Latham
as Mrs. Enright
Peggy Rea
as Mrs. Heisenbuttal
Beth Grant
as Hazel
Bobbi Collins
as Bus Passenger
Sally Dennison
Troy Evans
as Lieutenant Galvan
Jon Maggard
as Redneck
Julie Selzer
Johnny Ray McGhee
as Mechanic
Cooper Huckabee
as Deputy Swinson
Mark Miller
as Trooper Exley
Pearl Jones
as Mrs. Baker
Janell McLeod
as Station Cashier
Bob Minor
as Barricade Policeman
Rhoda Griffis
as Jacqueline Kennedy
Michael Milgrom
as TV Director
Chestley Price
as Porter
Nick Searcy
as FBI Man
Moses Gibson
as Driver
Dave Hager
as Station Master
Nora Heflin
as Phone Operator
Jonathan Wigan
as Redneck's Son
Jack Canon
as Motel Manager
Resa Reagan
as Bathrobed Woman
Deborah Offner
as Police Dispatcher
Vickie Ross-Norris
as Vickie
Tiffany McHoney
as Foster Home Kid
Jesheka Winstead
as Foster Home Kid
Alma Woodard
as Woman at Counter
Ishmond Jones
as Mr. Baker
Bobbi Casto
as Bus Passenger
Bill Boyzett
as Announcer
Robert Clotworthy
as Announcer
Skay Kuter
as Announcer
Alan Oppenheimer
as Announcer
Joe Unger
as Announcer
Chestley Price
as Porter
Tiffany McHoney
as Foster Home Kid
Alma Woodard
as Woman at Counter
Jesheka Winstead
as Foster Home Kid
Robert Clotworthy
as Announcer
Bobbi Collins
as Bus Passenger
Alan Oppenheimer
as Announcer
Jon Maggard
as Redneck
Bob Minor
as Barricade Policeman
Nora Heflin
as Phone Operator
Rhoda Griffis
as Jacqueline Kennedy
Dave Hager
as Station Master
Jack Canon
as Motel Manager
Skay Kuter
as Announcer
Bobbi Casto
as Bus Passenger
Johnny Ray McGhee
as Mechanic
Jonathan Wigan
as Redneck's Son
Bill Boyzett
as Announcer
Cooper Huckabee
as Deputy Swinson
Mark Miller
as Trooper Exley
Pearl Jones
as Mrs. Baker
Nick Searcy
as FBI Man
Vickie Ross-Norris
as Vickie
Janell McLeod
as Station Cashier
Troy Evans
as Lieutenant Galvan
Deborah Offner
as Police Dispatcher
Ishmond Jones
as Mr. Baker
Resa Reagan
as Bathrobed Woman
Moses Gibson
as Driver
Michael Milgrom
as TV Director

Crew

Jonathan Kaplan
Director
Midge Sanford
Producer
Sarah Pillsbury
Producer
Ralf Bode
Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Jane Kurson
Editor
Mark Freeborn
Production Designer
David Wilson
Production Designer
Sulla Hamer
Associate Producer
George Goodman
Executive Producer
Jim Erickson
Set Designer
Colleen Atwood
Costume Designer
Peter Mitchell
Costume Designer
Debby Porter
Stunts
Bob Minor
Stunts
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