Gavin “Gray Ghost” Gray (Dennis Quaid) is a bona fide Louisiana football legend with a brilliant future in the NFL all but assured. To make his joy complete, Gray marries his college sweetheart (Jessica Lange), who’s also homecoming queen (naturally!). But the unpredictability of real life soon intrudes on their fairy-tale romance as they experience many ups and downs through their decades of marriage. Timothy Hutton and John Goodman co-star.
American producer/director Taylor Hackford was hired by a Los Angeles TV station after his two-year hitch in the Peace Corps. On his own, he created New Visions Productions, which he eventually merged into the New Century Company before giving up producing to concentrate on directing. He won an Academy Award in 1978 for Teenage Father, a short-subject elaboration of a TV news story on which he’d previously worked. Hackford’s first feature was The Idolmaker (1980), a jaundiced recreation of the “Philadelphia school” of ‘50s rock & roll; he later returned to the rarefied world of vintage rock in his Ritchie Valens biopic La Bamba and his revelatory documentary Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ Roll (both 1987). He also directed Dolores Claiborne (1995), the Al Pacino vehicle The Devil’s Advocate (1997), and edited the boxing documentary When We Were Kings (1996). Though Hackford has toted up some impressive credits over his career, few… read more