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Going Home (1971)

GP | | Drama | 1972 (Norway)
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
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Jimmy at Age 6
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Ann Graham
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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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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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You Never Know How Much
Music and Lyrics by Bill Walker
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Leaving Sleeping Dogs Lie
28 March 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

After Ryan's Daughter Robert Mitchum retired from the screen and found he was bored with retirement and with writers sending him scripts as they always do, he picked Going Home as a comeback vehicle. I don't think Mitchum was gone even a year so it wasn't like he was missed.

What could have been a classic settles into the ordinary as Mitchum plays a father just released on parole from prison. What he did back in the day was kill his wife in a drunken rage. It was a manslaughter count that he would have plead guilty to. But also his young son witnessed his father do the deed.

The kid grows up to be Jan-Michael Vincent who started his career playing sensitive youths. Vincent of course is barely concealing his anger and he takes it out on Mitchum in a not too subtle way.

With that murderous act creating a gulf between them there was no hope of reconciliation and both would have been better off to have left sleeping dogs lie.

The third person in the mix here is Brenda Vaccaro who was coming off a great performance in Midnight Cowboy. She plays Mitchum's girlfriend and her in the picture isn't guaranteeing anything but sexual tension all around.

Going Home is an interesting film, but just doesn't quite get its message across. All these people had some great work ahead, Mitchum and Vincent would be together in The Winds Of War which is far superior to Going Home and they would be father and son again.


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