Why We Love It

Nominated for two Primetime Emmys for Cinematography and Musical Score, this film is based on a true story about the Battle of Athens, which took place in Tennessee in 1946. Although the locale has been switched to Texas for the film version, the story remains virtually the same, resonating themes such as corruption, reintegration of veterans into society, and the lifetime friendships forged through serving together. History buffs will especially appreciate this film, but it's also inspiring and entertaining enough for others to enjoy as well.

Description

Six World War II veterans return to their small Texas town as heroes. As they readjust to life after the war, they find things have changed, and a corrupt mayor and brutal sheriff now run the town. Despite dire warnings, they begin a risky campaign to unseat the local government, with Meade, a commanding officer in the war, their designated ringleader. But when Meade's ambitious wife and influential father-in-law pressure him to align with the status quo, they realize they're facing another battle for freedom at home. Based on actual events that took place in Tennessee, the locale has been changed to Texas, but the heart of the story remains.

Starring Tom Sizemore.

Starring: Brad Johnson, Kathleen Quinlan, Tom Sizemore

Directed by: John Gray

Genre

Drama / Movies

Released

1992

Run Time

100:26 min.

Available

United States

Cast

George Meade: Brad Johnson

Hope Tyler: Kathleen Quinlan

Jesse Meadows: Tom Sizemore

Crew

Directed by: John Gray

Written by: John Gray

Produced by: Alan Jacobs

Executive Producer: Robert Halmi Sr.

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