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James Carabatsos (written by)
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Release Date:
17 November 1977 (USA) See more »
Finding the one you love... is finding yourself.
A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Henry Winkler ... Jack Dunne

Sally Field ... Carol Bell

Harrison Ford ... Ken Boyd

Val Avery ... Bus Driver

Olivia Cole ... Jane Adcox

Hector Elias ... Dr. Elias

Dennis Burkley ... Gus

Tony Burton ... Chef

Michael Cavanaugh ... Peanuts
Helen Craig ... Bus Depot Manager

John Finnegan ... Mr. Munro

Betty McGuire ... Mrs. Munro

John O'Leary ... Ticket Clerk
Tom Rosqui ... Patrolman #2

Fred Stuthman ... Nathan
Caskey Swaim ... Frank
Earle Towne ... Leo Sturges
Kenneth Augustine ... Charles
Rick Blanchard ... Andy
Louis Carello ... Stokes
Robert Kretschmann ... Robert
Alex Tinne ... Mexican Bridegroom
Dick Ziker ... Artie
Ben Fuhrman ... Patrolman #1
Bill Ackridge ... Starter (as William Ackridge)
Gary Bertz ... Helicopter Pilot
Susan Bredhoff ... Nurse
William H. Burton Jr. ... Bar Patron #2 (as William H. Burton)

David R. Ellis ... Bar Patron #1
James W. Gavin ... Helicopter Pilot
Pat Hustis ... Car Driver
Bennie Moore ... Adcox
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Cassavetes ... VA Doctor (uncredited)

Stuart Margolin ... Motorist at Garage (uncredited)
William Watson ... Bartender (uncredited)

James Worth ... Patient in Hospital (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeremy Kagan  (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)
Writing credits
James Carabatsos (written by)

David Freeman  uncredited

Produced by
David Foster .... producer
Lawrence Turman .... producer
Original Music by
Jack Nitzsche 
Cinematography by
Frank Stanley 
Film Editing by
Patrick Kennedy 
Production Design by
Charles Rosen 
Set Decoration by
James W. Payne  (as James Payne)
Makeup Department
Ken Chase .... makeup artist
Leonard Drake .... hair stylist
Production Management
Frank Arrigo .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon C. Andersen .... first assistant director (as Jon Andersen)
Louis S. Muscate .... second assistant director (as Louis Muscate)
Sound Department
David M. Ronne .... sound (as David S. Ronne)
John Stacy .... sound effects editor
Roger Sword .... sound editor
Bill Varney .... sound
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects assistant
Kevin Pike .... special effects
Don Wolz .... special effects (uncredited)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Janet Brady .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Richard Hazard .... composer: additional music
Richard Hazard .... music editor
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor
Kerry Livgren .... composer: song "Carry On Wayward Son"
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver
Other crew
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
Peter J. Silbermann .... unit publicist (as Peter Silbermann)

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Additional Details

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112 min | Germany:85 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Debut produced screenplay for a cinema movie of writer James Carabatsos.See more »
Continuity: When the car driven by Harrison Ford is first shown, it has no front license plate. During the trip to the farm, a front license plate suddenly appears.See more »
Carol Bell:[cheers wildly, as Jack's race ends]
Ken Boyd:He didn't win.
Carol Bell:I know, but at least he didn't get killed!
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Movie Connections:
References Liquid Lips (1976)See more »


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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Harrison Ford's range, 17 January 2005
Author: giishko from United States

When I saw this film I was quite young and it gave me a humanizing portrait of Viet Nam veterans for the first time. Harrison Ford's performance gave a great glimpse into the personal demons of the war, and coupled with Henry Winkler's fellow veteran offered a range of the complexities of the impact of the war and the responses of the public to our soldiers coming back. I thought it was much subtler than some of the other Viet Nam films of the era and portrayed more everyday people. As a kid in the seventies, veterans were always seen as men that were just walking around with the constant threat of exploding, one-dimensional beings of violence. The movie crosses my mind occasionally because of the impact on my youth but also more now because of the large number of veterans that will become a returning part of our society. I wonder if a movie like Heroes will have added significance because it didn't feature 'heroic' war activists but instead the mechanic next door and the kind misfit you meet on a bus.

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