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Going Home (1971)

GP  -  Drama  -  1972 (Norway)
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After serving a prison term for killing his wife, a man is paroled and returns to his home town. He tries to re-establish his relationship with his now-grown son, who was a child when the ... See full summary »

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Harry K. Graham
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Jenny Benson
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Jimmy Graham
Jason Bernard ...
Jimmy at Age 6
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Ann Graham
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Bible Man
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Mr. Katz
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Bonelli
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Glenn Walken ...
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Clay Watkins ...
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Carol Gustafson ...
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After serving a prison term for killing his wife, a man is paroled and returns to his home town. He tries to re-establish his relationship with his now-grown son, who was a child when the incident happened--and who witnessed his father kill his mother. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Harry Graham is going home after 15 years in prison. His son still wants to see him hang. See more »

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A Mancha do Passado  »

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Sylvia Miles' role as a hooker was deleted prior to release. See more »

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Harry K. Graham: Do you think I've always been a playboy bowler?
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Way Back Home In West Virginia
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Interesting premise buried beneath a flawed execution and poor character development
4 April 2000 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Going Home" explores a potentially interesting premise: a child who witnessed his mother's murder at the hands of his father grows up and confronts his parolee father. Where this movie fails is in its execution, which becomes progressively more confused and convoluted often leaving the viewer unsure as to where a scene is actually taking place. Frustratingly, most of the lead characters, especially Jimmy, come across as erratic. Their behavior at times seems entirely unrealistic and whatever motivations they might have are never really explored.

About the only thing that saves this movie from a lower rating is Mitchum's characteristically strong performance considering the confused story and direction he has to contend with.


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