In an age in which screen romance inevitably means teenagers in various states of undress, MURPHY'S ROMANCE is a welcome relief, a warm--if not entirely successful--portrait of two people falling in love. Emma Moriarity (Sally Field) is a divorced woman who moves with 13-year-old son
Jake (Corey Haim) to a ranch on the outskirts of a rural Arizona town where she hopes to start her own horse-training business. When Emma meets the town pharmacist, Murphy Jones (James Garner), the two gradually build a comfortable friendship until she is unhappily surprised by a visit from her
irresponsible ex-husband, Bobby Jack (Brian Kerwin). As Bobby Jack becomes increasingly anno...