Release dateSeptember 12, 1995 (1995-09-12) CastLaura Leighton, Michael Hayden, Richard Crenna, Bonnie Bartlett, Rebeccah Bush Similar moviesRichard Crenna appears in In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy and The Rape of Richard Beck
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In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy is a 1995 American film loosely based on the story of Ralph Hand III, and his ex-wife Olivia Browning.
Laurette Wilder (Laura Leighton) is a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks who falls in love with Luke Constable III (Michael Hayden), the grandson of a rich farmer who has been crippled in an automobile accident. Against the wishes of his grandfather (Richard Crenna), who sees the girl as a gold-digger, young Luke and Laurette get married. The senior Mr. Constable, however, goes out of his way to make his new granddaughter-in-law feel unwelcome, which quickly causes a rift in her marriage. Following a brief breakup, Laurette encourages Luke to break away from his grandfather and relinquish his rights to the family fortune. Struggling in poverty, Luke contemplates murdering Mr. Constable, but he can't bring himself to do it. The couple divorce, reconcile, then separate again. Laurette finds Luke drunk and brandishing a gun; she goads him into shooting her - he kills her with one shot. He takes his wife's dead body into the woods and burns it. He is arrested and imprisoned.
Laura Leighton as Laurette Wilder
Michael Hayden as Luke Constable
Richard Crenna as Lucas Constable, Sr.
Bonnie Bartlett as Aunt Alice
Rebeccah Bush as Pamela Jo Peyton
Akin Babatunde as Herschel
Todd Terry as Billy Farber
David Denney as Cheeter
Neith Hunter as Elaine Phelps
Travis Davis as Terry Buffet
Alissa Alban as Victoria Jennings
Margaret Bowman as Landlady
Rodger Boyce as Motel Manager
Vince Davis as Photographer
Todd Duffey as Davey Coombs
Principal photography began on June 7, 1995 and the film was shot entirely on-location in Denton, Aubrey, Pilot Point, Sanger, Bolivar, Lewisville, and Dallas, Texas. The film was shot in 19 days, during which time the visiting cast commuted around the area from a hotel in Denton.