Murphy's Romance Poster

Release Date: 1985

DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2000

PG-13|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Emma (Sally Field), a divorced single mother seeking to start her life over, moves to a small town in Arizona. She builds a relationship with Murphy (James Garner), the older local pharmacist but, due to his age, it remains platonic. Their friendship becomes complicated when Emma's ex-husband, Bobby Jack (Brian Kerwin), shows up. He claims to have changed his ways, but when he turns out to be the same man Emma divorced, she discovers her true feelings for Murphy.

Cast: Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin, Corey Haim, Dennis Burkley, Georgann Johnson, Charles Lane, Dortha Duckworth

Director: Martin Ritt

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Columbia, TriStar Pictures

Keywords: 1980s, Offbeat, Love, Love triangle, Touching, Rivalry

Awards

Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical