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Coming Home (1978)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  15 February 1978 (USA)
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A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

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Capt. Earl Delise
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Virgil
Louis Carello ...
Bozo (as Lou Carello)
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Dr. Lincoln
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Sally Bender is the wife of a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He is sent over to Vietnam, and Sally is alone. With nothing else to do, she decides to volunteer at a local veteran's hospital, where she meets Luke, who went to high school with Sally. Luke was wounded and is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. When Sally begins to fall in love with Luke, she has to make a crucial decision about her life. Written by Anonymous

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A man who believed in war! A man who believed in nothing! And a woman who believed in both of them!

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Drama | Romance | War

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15 February 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le retour  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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One of the first films even partially dealing openly with the idea of sex between an able-bodied person and a disabled one. Other films dealing with disability and romance had indirectly implied it or avoided it altogether (such as in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)). See more »

Quotes

Luke Martin: [being interviewed by a television news crew after chaining himself to a Marines Recruitment Facility] The reason why I'm here is because a buddy of mine who'd been in 'Nam took his own life today. This is kind of a funeral service. And I'm here because I'm trying to tell people, man, if we want to commit suicide, we have plenty of reasons to do it right here at home. We don't have to go to Vietnam to find reasons to kill ourselves. I just don't think we should be over there.
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Don't make em like before.
24 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Man, I watched this with no idea of what is was about, but I liked the directors other films, I was blown away by this films subtle power. A film like this would not be made today. The 70's was such a great time for film-making. The "risks" that were taken or at least it would be deemed as such in the film climate we are in today. The performances in this film were spectacular, the directing top notch, the pace beautiful and the ending was a punch in the gut to those who want definitive answers. Iloved it. We don't see this nowadays and regretfully probably never will again. At least we can enjoy these masterpieces today and compare to some of the drab nonsense that is produced nowadays. Don't get me wrong there is some great stuff being produced today as well, but you will not see anything as raw and unadulterated as the 70's gem.


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