Resting Place

Resting Place

Director: John Korty

Cast: John Korty, Richard Bradford, Richard Brooks, Morgan Freeman

     
 

Set in 1972, The Resting Place stars John Lithgow as an Army major who accompanies the body of a young black lieutenant killed in action to the dead man's Georgia home town. Though the local cemetery is for whites only, the town's resident liberal has paid for a plot for the deceased lieutenant. Lithgow attempts to convince the racially divided community thatSee more details below

Overview

Set in 1972, The Resting Place stars John Lithgow as an Army major who accompanies the body of a young black lieutenant killed in action to the dead man's Georgia home town. Though the local cemetery is for whites only, the town's resident liberal has paid for a plot for the deceased lieutenant. Lithgow attempts to convince the racially divided community that the boy deserves to be buried in the segregated cemetery because he died a hero--but in so doing, the major unearths evidence that the lieutenant may have been "fragged" by his own troops. While it might seem that far too many issues are being raised for a mere two hours' screen time, Walter Halsey Davis' script successfully balances all the elements, and the results are both provocative and moving. The Resting Place was originally presented as a Hallmark Hall of Fame special on April 27, 1986.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2004
UPC:
0096009187491
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Platinum Disc
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered; Scene selections; Interactive menus

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Bradford Willard P. Hauer
Richard Brooks Booker T. Douglas
Morgan Freeman Luther Johnson
John Lithgow Major Kendall Laird
John Philbin Bradford Erskine
CCH Pounder Ada Johnson
G.D. Spradlin Sam Jennings
Frances Sternhagen Mrs. Eudora McAlister
Brian Tarantina Spec-4 Beyer
M. Emmet Walsh Sarge

Technical Credits
John Korty Director
Paul Chihara Score Composer
Walter Halsey Davis Screenwriter
Robert Huddleston Producer
Bonnie Koehler Editor
William Wages Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. New Orders [11:08]
2. Good Town, Good People [7:22]
3. Rockville Tribune [7:55]
4. Interviews [8:19]
5. Tea With Mrs McAlister [7:36]
6. Justice Is an Idea [6:57]
7. Sensitive Issue [9:48]
8. Few Things Matter [10:18]
9. Something to Believe In [7:55]
10. Beyer Comes Clean [5:45]
11. Last Letter Home [5:16]
12. Rest in Peace [9:53]

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