7.7/10
113
5 user 1 critic

Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 30 January 1972
An American soldier manages to endure his captivity in a Vietnamese POW camp by keeping alive the memories of life in his home town. When he is finally released from the camp, and is ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Johnny Bristol
...
Anne Palmer
...
Berdahl
...
Graytak
...
Sgt. McGll
...
Harry McMartin
...
Mrs. Bristol
...
Sister Theresa
Simon Scott ...
Col. Anderson
Alan Bergmann ...
Shusler
...
Loughton
...
Minister
Richard Evans ...
Franks
Jean-Michel Michenaud ...
Young Johnny (as Gerald Michenaud)
...
Mr. Bristol
Edit

Storyline

An American soldier manages to endure his captivity in a Vietnamese POW camp by keeping alive the memories of life in his home town. When he is finally released from the camp, and is discharged from the military, he goes back to his town - but he can find no trace whatsoever of it. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 January 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Willkommen daheim, Johnny Bristol  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Extremely underrated
24 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw it when it was first on in 1972, and it made a huge impression on me - if I'd never seen it again, the name "Charles, Vermont" would still have stayed with me, and the ending (which I'm not about to give away here). As one person here said, it was one of a wave of weird TV movies from those years, which I made a point of seeing. Any weird TV production from the early ' 70s seems to make me think of "Night Gallery" because of my attachment to that show, but almost none as much as this one. You'd think that it was made by Rod Serling and Jack Laird (or at least one of them), especially that ending. It was like the endings of some apparent fantasy stories (including a few of the Twilight Zones) that explain away the fantasy, but DON'T make you feel CHEATED by their doing that. Martin Landau deserved an Emmy award for his part in it, especially in those last few scenes, with "Virginia" and "Dr. Birdall." And one of the best actors in it was Brock Peters, who (as far as I know) is remembered in a lopsided way, as the defendant in To Kill A Mockingbird. He was very believable as Birdall the psychiatrist, who tries to convince Johnny that he's deluded (withuut being sure of that HIMSELF, since it's partly a "conspiracy story"). And everyone else in it was fine - Jane Alexander, Martin Sheen, Forrest Tucker (another underrated actor, as far as I know).


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why are films like this unavailable on dvd? jdreck
Discuss Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?