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|Billy Crudup||Fielding Pierce|
|Jennifer Connelly||Sarah Williams|
|Ivonne Coll||Gisela Higgens|
|Mimi Kuzyk||Adele Green|
|John Carroll Lynch||Father Mileski|
|Ed Harris||Jerry Charmichael|
|Lawrence Dane||Governor Kinosis|
|Tony Calabretta||Sonny Marchi|
|Paul Hipp||Danny Pierce|
|Hal Holbrook||Isaac Green|
|Janet McTeer||Caroline Pierce|
|Molly Parker||Juliet Beck|
|Nelson Landrieu||Francisco Higgens|
"Sometimes love has a life of it's own."
"Sometimes love has a life of its own."
The film flashes back and forth between the 1970s and 1980s and centers on the relationship between Fielding Pierce, a young Coast Guard officer with political ambitions, and idealistic Roman Catholic Sarah Williams, who is drawn to programs designed to better the lives of the underprivileged and has mixed feelings about his career goals.In the opening scene, Fielding sees a television news program reporting Sarah's death in a Minneapolis car bombing following a church-organized excursion to Chile to feed the poor and organize resistance to the oppressive right-wing government. He never quite recovers from the news, and he finds himself increasingly haunted by the past, in which the couple were as romantically close as they were politically apart, divided by his desire to work within the system and her conviction that the system is the root of all evil. His obsession with Sarah slowly puts his career, forthcoming marriage, and sanity in jeopardy.The question of whether or not Sarah actually was killed remains unresolved as Fielding's sister Caroline reports having seen her on the street some years later and Fielding himself supposedly meets her after being elected to the United States Congress, only to wonder afterwards if she merely was a hallucination.
DVD : 2000-09-26