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Price of Heaven, The

Price of Heaven, The

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Sunday, August 17, 1997 8.7 15 1
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  • Season: 1996-97
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Period Piece
  • Based On: Blessed Assurance (short story) written by Allan Gurganus
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the story ''Blessed Assurance'' by Allan Gurganus. In 1954 a Korean War vet returns to his Southern home town hoping to find a professional job and not ''slave'' at the local cotton mill. His best opportunity seems to be collecting weekly funeral-insurance payments from low-income blacks. He soon befriends an elderly woman who falls behind on her premiums-jeopardizaing both her policy and his job. He eventually learns that the business is a scam and realizes that there is more to life then getting rich.


Production Company:

  • Konigsberg Co.

Production Type:

  • Independent
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