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Places in the Heart Movie

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An 80s movie about one woman’s determination to do right for her family. Set in 1935, the onus is on a widowed woman to support her young children’s financial well-being.

Places in the Heart DVD


When Edna Spalding’s (played by Sally Field) husband Sheriff Royce Spalding (played by Ray Baker) is killed, she is left with the responsibility of finding some form of work to support her self and her kids in the movie Places in the Heart.

She takes in a blind border by the name of Mr. Will (played by John Malkovich) and meets Moze (played by Danny Glover) who helps her establish a cotton plantation. Still, with all the help she is getting, she is still late on paying her mortgage. See what happens next in the movie Places in the Heart.


Edna Spalding - Sally Field
Margaret Lomax - Lindsay Crouse
Wayne Lomax - Ed Harris
Viola Kelsey - Amy Madigan
Mr. Will - John Malkovich
Moze - Danny Glover
Frank Spalding - Yankton Hatten
Possum Spalding - Gennie James
Albert Denby - Lane Smith
Buddy Kelsey - Terry O'Quinn
Tee Tot Hightower - Bert Remsen
Sheriff Royce Spalding - Ray Baker
W.E. Simmons - Jay Patterson
Ermine - Toni Hudson
Wylie - De'voreaux White


Sally Field won an Oscar for her role as Edna Spalding in the movie Places in the Heart.

Co-stars Ed Harris and Amy Madigan got married after they worked together on the movie Places in the Heart as Wayne Lomax and Viola Kelsey.

Academy Awards:

John Malkovich won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Mr. Will in Places in the Heart.

Sally Field won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Edna Spalding in Places in the Heart.

Lindsay Crouse won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Margaret Lomax in Places in the Heart.

Robert Benton won for Best Director for Places in the Heart.

Arlene Donovan, Producer won for Best Picture for Places in the Heart.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Places in the Heart was released to theatres on 09/21/1984 by TriStar Pictures, and grossed $34,900,814 at the box office in the US.

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