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Coming Home (1978)

R  |   |  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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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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Jane Fonda had wanted John Schlesinger to direct, but he declined as he felt that the Vietnam experience should be filmed by an American director. 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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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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ABKCO Records Inc.
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a movie definitively worth watching!!!
1 June 2003 | by (Vigo, Spain) – See all my reviews

This is not another Vietnam movie.It does deal with the Vietnam war, but here we see how it affects the lives of two people: a disabled veteran and a woman he meets while recovering, whose husband is away fighting. These two characters make an emotional journey told in a intimate but resonating way.

Well written (it won Best Original Screenplay) and superbly acted (the two leads, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda won the Academy Award, but the supporting cast is also terrific), this movie also has a wonderful soundtrack to match, including classics such as Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth", "Hey Jude" or "Strawberry Fields Forever".

One of the best movies from one of the best decades in American cinema.


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