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This small-town romance may be trying to ride the coattails of the that also featured Kevin Kline. Kline plays Henry here, and when the film opens he and his love Gussie Sawyer (Sissy Spacek, wife of director Jack Fisk), are sitting together planning the future they will have. She will be a flight attendant and he will get a college degree. Yet when they part, so does their destiny. By a quirk of fate, Gussie starts taking photos for an in-flight magazine and ends up an ace photographer while Henry has stayed in their small town to run the newspaper after his dad died. When Gussie comes back for a vacation 15 years later the two old sweethearts find that the embers that burned so low over the last many years are heating up again. No one in the town is unaware of what is going on, and Gussie is in for a lecture from her dad while Henry hears it like it is from his wife. But will that change the course of their relationship? ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:April 11, 1986


Sissy Spacek
as Gussie Sawyer
Kevin Kline
as Henry Squires
Bonnie Bedelia
as Ruth Squires
Jim Standiford
as Addy Squires
Augusta Dabney
as Ethel Sawyer
Kate McGregor-Stewart
as Sara Mae
Adrian Sparks
as George
Annalee Jefferies
as Sally
Pat McCorkle
Douglas Roberts
as Lloyd Lynch
Mike Starr
as Toney
John Kellogg
as Ralph Sawyer
Douglas Roberts
as Lloyd Lynch
Annalee Jefferies
as Sally
Mike Starr
as Toney


Jack Fisk
Roger M. Rothstein
Marykay Powell
Mikael Salomon
Ralf Bode
Patrick Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Edward Warschilka
Peter Jamison
Production Designer
Jane Bogart
Set Designer
Joe Tompkins
Costume Designer
Ken Speed
Special Effects
Pat McCorkle
Brenda Todd
Mickey Scott