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Coming Home (1978)

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 Jwelch5742

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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)  »

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Buffalo Ghosts  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Hal Ashby: a passenger in a convertible sports car passing the one Jane Fonda is driving. He flashes the peace sign at her just as he passes. See more »

Goofs

Bruce Dern plays a Marine Captain. Even in the late 1960s early 70s he wouldn't have had hair and a mustache that long. See more »

Quotes

Sally Hyde: There's not enough beds. There's not enough staff. It''s really crowded and guys have to wait in line. They are just not prepared for the number of wounded guys that are being sent back.
Martha Vickery: I don't think we are really clear at what you are asking us for, Sally?
Sally Hyde: Well, it's what I said. I think we could do an article in the paper, you know, maybe using some of these photographs, interviewing some of the guys, maybe.
Officer Wife: Isn't it difficult for the men to be around young women? When I joined Weight ...
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Crazy Credits

Four members of the film crew are designated as "Friends who did everything". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Coming Home (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

My Girl
(1965)
Written by Smokey Robinson (uncredited) and Ronald White (uncredited)
Performed by The Rolling Stones (as Rolling Stones)
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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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