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Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)

A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Richard Loving
Lela Rochon ... Mildred 'Bean' Jeter
Ruby Dee ... Sophia
Bill Nunn ... Leonard
Corey Parker ... Bernie Cohen
Isaiah Washington ... Blue
Lawrence Dane ... Sheriff
Charles Woods Gray ... Papa Jeter (as Charles Gray)
Jackie Richardson ... Mama Jeter
Michael Clarke Michael Clarke ... Gerald
Karen Robinson ... Norma
Stephen Walsh Stephen Walsh ... Father Loving
Linda Goranson ... Mother Loving
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Justice of the Peace
Scott Spidell Scott Spidell ... Harley
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A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America as a loving family. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El señor y la señora Loving See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on the true story that led the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional Virginia's anti-miscegenation law (in Loving v. Virginia, 1967), paving the way for legal interracial marriages. See more »

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Featured in Tying the Knot (2004) See more »

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Milton's Boogie
Composed and Performed by Roy Milton
Published by EMI Blackwood (BMI)
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
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An excellent depiction of life for interracial couples of the time
6 October 1999 | by moviegal-10See all my reviews

I caught this movie on TV when it first debuted, but now own it on video. It is truly an excellent portrayal of the kind of life interracial MARRIED couples had to deal with during this time of heated topics of race and equality--Civil Rights. Both Timothy Hutton and Lela Rachon performed their real-life characters exquisitely. There are so many problems that arose during the late 1950s and into the 1960s, but we must also remember that there still exist racial issues that should not even be. The day every person realizes it was NOT intended by God to keep people of different color from intermixing and interacting with amongst each other, as the state court judge so hypocritically proclaimed in the face of the Lovings that day they were sentenced...someone who obviously did not know his Bible very well...will be quite a day indeed.

For the interest in learning more about interracial relationships back in the 1960s, I would recommend seeing the movie entitled "Love Field" with Michelle Pfeiffer and Dennis Haysbert. It is not based on a true story, but it does depict the attitude of our country toward black and white relationships during the civil rights movements.


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