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1972 (Norway) See more »
Harry Graham is going home after 15 years in prison. His son still wants to see him hang. See more »
After serving a prison term for killing his wife, a man is paroled and returns to his home town. He... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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Interesting premise buried beneath a flawed execution and poor character development See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Harry K. Graham

Brenda Vaccaro ... Jenny Benson

Jan-Michael Vincent ... Jimmy Graham
Jason Bernard ... Jimmy at Age 6

Sally Kirkland ... Ann Graham
Joseph Attles ... Bible Man
Lou Gilbert ... Mr. Katz

Josh Mostel ... Bonelli

David Wilson ... Sailor #1
Glenn Walken ... Sailor #2
Clay Watkins ... Sailor #3
Bruce Kornbluth ... Sailor #4
Tom Spratley ... Guard
Barbara Brownell ... Betsy
Carol Gustafson ... Ella
Lou Criscuolo ... Angry Man
Richard Goode ... Pleasant Man
Vicki Sue Robinson ... Hippie Girl
Lawrence E. Bender ... Pass Clerk
Tim Wallace ... Drunk in Bowling Alley
Jules Sicilia ... Drunk in Bowling Alley

George Mathews ... Malloy
Mary Louise Wilson ... Real Estate Lady
Ann Thomas ... Lady in Nursery

George DiCenzo ... Sergeant
Hope Clarke ... Mother at Prison
William K. Leech ... Portman
Lynn Terry ... Night Club Entertainer
Ben Terry ... Night Club Entertainer
Shari Marcell ... Waitress
Hank Luba ... Friend #1 on the Beach
Edward Steinfeld ... Friend #2 on the Beach
Jack C. Harper ... Friend #3 on the Beach
Ginny Heller ... Friend #4 on the Beach
Paula Swart ... Girl at the Trailer Park
William R. Tebbs ... Mechanic
Carol Wilkerson ... Girl at Prison
Winkie Miller ... Girl at Party
Robert Rinier ... Bowler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Audrey Landers ... Teenage Arby's customer (uncredited)
Parker McCormick ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Herbert B. Leonard 
Writing credits
Lawrence B. Marcus 

Produced by
Nicky Blair .... associate producer
Herbert B. Leonard .... producer
Stanley Neufeld .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bill Walker 
Cinematography by
Fred Jackman Jr.  (as Fred Jackman)
Film Editing by
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. 
Art Direction by
Peter Wooley 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel)
Makeup Department
Hank Edds .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald C. Klune .... assistant director (as Don Klune)
Hawk Koch .... assistant director (as Howard W. Koch Jr.)
Art Department
Allan Gordon .... property master
Sound Department
Robert Post .... sound (as Bob Post)
Hal Watkins .... sound
Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Guy C. Verhille .... wardrobe supervisor (as Guy Verhille)
Music Department
Bill Walker .... conductor
George Romanis .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Max Kleven .... action sequence coordinator
Carol Shapiro .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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97 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Iceland:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:GP
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Sylvia Miles' role as a hooker was deleted prior to release.See more »
Harry K. Graham:Do you think I've always been a playboy bowler?See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Interesting premise buried beneath a flawed execution and poor character development, 4 April 2000
Author: tcordes from Manitoba, Canada

"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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