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Director:
Writers:
Waldo Salt (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
15 February 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A man who believed in war! A man who believed in nothing! And a woman who believed in both of them!
Plot:
A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A thought-provoking sensitive movie with poignant moments… See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jane Fonda ... Sally Hyde

Jon Voight ... Luke Martin

Bruce Dern ... Capt. Bob Hyde

Penelope Milford ... Vi Munson

Robert Carradine ... Bill Munson

Robert Ginty ... Sgt. Dink Mobley
Mary Gregory ... Martha Vickery
Kathleen Miller ... Kathy Delise
Beeson Carroll ... Capt. Earl Delise
Willie Tyler ... Virgil
Louis Carello ... Bozo (as Lou Carello)

Charles Cyphers ... Pee Wee

Olivia Cole ... Corrine

Tresa Hughes ... Nurse Degroot

Bruce French ... Dr. Lincoln
Mary Jackson ... Fleta Wilson
Tim Pelt ... Jason

Richard Lawson ... Pat
Rita Taggart ... Johnson
Claudie Watson ... Bridges
Sally Frei ... Connie
Tony Santoro ... Porsche Salesman
Pat Corley ... Harris
Gwen Van Dam ... Mrs. Harris
Jim Klein ... Willie Malone
Tokyo Ernie ... Tokyo Ernie
Raul Bayardo ... Mechanic in Wheelchair
Stacey Pickren ... Sophie
James Kindelon ... Marine at Gate
Joey Faustine ... Marine at Gate
Arthur Rosenberg ... Bruce

David Clennon ... Tim
Kimberly Binion ... Waitress Go-Go
Kirk Raymond ... Surveillance Man
Bill Hale ... Surveillance Man
Danny Tucker ... Monty

Ned Van Zandt ... Marine at Party
Dennis Rucker ... Marine at Party

Jonathan Banks ... Marine at Party
James G. Richardson ... Marine at Party (as James Richardson)
Gary Downey ... Intelligence Officer
George Roberts ... FBI Agent
Bob Ott ... FBI Agent
Gary Lee Davis ... Marine Recruiter

Marc McClure ... High School Class Pres.
Ron Amador ... Himself - At Hospital
Kenneth Augustine ... Himself - At Hospital (as Ken Augustine)
Cornelius Austin ... Himself - At Hospital
Rick Blanchard ... Himself - At Hospital
John J. Britt ... Himself - At Hospital
James Lane ... Himself - At Hospital
Robert Murdock ... Himself - At Hospital
Fredrico Orange ... Himself - At Hospital
Edward Ramirez ... Himself - At Hospital
Robert Soto ... Himself - At Hospital
Chris Sweeden ... Himself - At Hospital
Curtis Waddy ... Himself - At Hospital
James Williams ... Himself - At Hospital
Robert Abatiell ... Himself - At Hospital
Karn Alecksen ... Himself - At Hospital
Blane Baker ... Himself - At Hospital
Albert Arena ... Himself - At Hospital
Don Boswell ... Himself - At Hospital
James Bennett ... Himself - At Hospital
Reynard Brooks ... Himself - At Hospital
Philip Brasile ... Himself - At Hospital
Joe Burghadt ... Himself - At Hospital
Jon Brown ... Himself - At Hospital
Bridget Chancelor ... Herself - At Hospital
Albert Campos ... Himself - At Hospital
John Crosson ... Himself - At Hospital
Glen Christopher ... Himself - At Hospital
Mary Elders ... Herself - At Hospital
Romeo Cuellar ... Himself - At Hospital
Mike Flippin ... Himself - At Hospital
Everett Erickson ... Himself - At Hospital
Bernie Folker ... Himself - At Hospital
Adolf Flores ... Himself - At Hospital
Robert Garrett ... Himself - At Hospital
Wil Friedman ... Himself - At Hospital
Richard Gilbert ... Himself - At Hospital
Reginald Gibson ... Himself - At Hospital
Gilbert Gunderson ... Himself - At Hospital
Jim Gleason ... Himself - At Hospital
Gary Lee Harris ... Himself - At Hospital
John Hagelberg ... Himself - At Hospital
Terry Jennings ... Himself - At Hospital
Butch Hubbard ... Himself - At Hospital
David Kiley ... Himself - At Hospital
William Johnson ... Himself - At Hospital
Kevin Lewis ... Himself - At Hospital
Robert Kretschmann ... Himself - At Hospital
Gordon Lewis ... Himself - At Hospital
Robert Leslie ... Himself - At Hospital
Richard Lubin ... Himself - At Hospital
Dennis Link ... Himself - At Hospital
Robert McGee ... Himself - At Hospital

Jeff Lucas ... Himself - At Hospital
Louis Mares ... Himself - At Hospital
Richard Malone ... Himself - At Hospital
Marc Mikialian ... Himself - At Hospital
Frank Martin ... Himself - At Hospital
Susan Mirch ... Herself - At Hospital
Jeff Minnebraker ... Himself - At Hospital
Greg Najera ... Himself - At Hospital
Morris Moorhead ... Himself - At Hospital
Jerry Newman Sr. ... Himself - At Hospital
John Craig Nelson ... Himself - At Hospital
Brad Parks ... Himself - At Hospital
Michael Palacios ... Himself - At Hospital
Butch Rader ... Himself - At Hospital
Brad Pickle ... Himself - At Hospital
Richard Rodriguez ... Himself - At Hospital
Robert Darrell Ray ... Himself - At Hospital
Steven Scott ... Himself - At Hospital
Albert Rowe ... Himself - At Hospital
Greg Shepard ... Himself - At Hospital
Maureen Shapiro ... Herself - At Hospital
Hugh Farrington ... Himself - At Hospital (as Hugh Smith)
Trace Sikora ... Herself - At Hospital
Steve Sober ... Himself - At Hospital
Kenny Snow ... Himself - At Hospital
Rick Stevens ... Himself - At Hospital
Craig Spruill ... Himself - At Hospital
Ron Tarin ... Himself - At Hospital
John Sweeden ... Himself - At Hospital
Arthur Watson ... Himself - At Hospital
Tom Walker ... Himself - At Hospital
Rex Weigel ... Himself - At Hospital
Michael Watson ... Himself - At Hospital
John Williams ... Himself - At Hospital
Bob White ... Himself - At Hospital
James Worth ... Himself - At Hospital
Howard Wolff ... Himself - At Hospital
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hal Ashby ... Passenger in Porsche Speedster Flashing the Peace Sign (uncredited)
Mark Carlton ... Mark at Rap Session (uncredited)
Jaye Durkus ... Gunnery Sergeant (uncredited)
Reuben Green ... Platoon Leader (uncredited)
Mark Hateley ... Luke's Neighbor (uncredited)
Sharon Hesky ... Dancer in Go-Go Club (uncredited)
Ed Lang ... Ed - Hell's Angel (uncredited)
Steven Price ... Shad (uncredited)
Patrick Regan ... Marine (uncredited)
Jan Michael Shultz ... Lt. Roscoe (uncredited)
Leland Sun ... PFC (uncredited)
Stephen Traxler ... Steve at Rap Session (uncredited)
Marc Vahanian ... Ronnie (uncredited)
Hildegarde Wendt ... Waitress in Go-Go Club (uncredited)

Haskell Wexler ... Officer Awarding Medals (uncredited)
Bill Willens ... Hippie Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hal Ashby 
 
Writing credits
Waldo Salt (screenplay) and
Robert C. Jones (screenplay)

Nancy Dowd (story)

Rudy Wurlitzer  uncredited

Produced by
Bruce Gilbert .... associate producer
Jerome Hellman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Haskell Wexler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Don Zimmerman (film editor)
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Michael D. Haller  (as Michael Haller)
 
Set Decoration by
George Gaines 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth (costume design)
 
Makeup Department
Bernadine M. Anderson .... makeup: Ms. Fonda (as Bernadine Anderson)
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist
Gary Liddiard .... makeup
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist: Ms. Fonda (as Lola McNally)
 
Production Management
Charles Mulvehill .... production manager
Nicolas Hippisley-Coxe .... location production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Bloom .... second assistant director (as James Bloom)
Charles Myers .... first assistant director (as Charles A. Myers)
 
Art Department
Alan Levine .... property master (as Allan Levine)
James L. Schoppe .... assistant art direction (as Jim Schoppe)
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert Knudson .... re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
Pat Suraci .... boom man
Frank E. Warner .... sound editor (as Frank Warner)
Jeff Wexler .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sid Baldwin)
Craig Denault .... first assistant cameraman (as Craig De Nault)
Clyde Hart .... key grip
Gary Holt .... gaffer
Richard A. Mention III .... second assistant cameraman (as Rick Mention)
Donald E. Thorin .... camera operator (as Don Thorin)
Sunny Johnson .... grip (uncredited)
Louis Niemeyer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sally Dennison .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer L. Parsons .... costumer: women's (as Jennifer Parsons)
Silvio Scarano .... costumer: men's
 
Editorial Department
Scott Burrow .... assistant editor
Mark Warner .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
George Brand .... music editor
 
Other crew
Michael Jacobs .... technical advisor
Lucile Jones .... friend who did everything
Caren Levin .... friend who did everything
Michael Maslansky .... unit publicist
Dan Perri .... title designer
Spencer Quinn .... location manager
Ken Ryan .... accountant
June Samson .... script supervisor
Dianne Schroeder .... friend who did everything
David Wyler .... friend who did everything
Janet Healy .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mary Malin .... assistant: Ann Roth (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
127 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jane Fonda wanted Meryl Streep for the role of Vi but Streep had already signed up to appear in a play.See more »
Quotes:
Capt. Bob Hyde:[Yelling at Sally after discovering her infidelity] What I'm saying is! I don't belong in this house, and they say I don't belong over there!See more »
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Time Has Come TodaySee more »

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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A thought-provoking sensitive movie with poignant moments…, 5 January 2009

Hal Ashby's film shares many of the characteristics of the other big Vietnam film of 1978, "The Deer Hunter." Both are passionate and essentially incoherent in their view of the war… As Ashby and screenplay writers see it, most American soldiers who experienced the war came back mentally and/or physically ravaged…

An introductory pool table conversation among several disabled vets establishes the ground rules… Anyone who defends the war for any reason is wrong… Cut to enthusiastic Marine Capt. Bob Hyde (Bruce Dern) and his naive wife Sally (Jane Fonda) in the Officer's Club…

It is 1968…

A military campaign conducted by forces of the Viet Cong has just started and Capt. Hyde is looking forward to his tour of duty in Vietnam... As a dedicated military officer, he sees it primarily as an opportunity for progress… As soon as he leaves, Sally is forced to find housing off the base and moves into a new apartment by the beach with another Marine wife—the bohemian Vi Munson (Penelope Milford), whose traumatized brother Bill (Robert Carradine) is a patient at the local Veteran's Hospital…

Physically, Bill is fine, but "they sent him back without an ignition," Vi says… Lonely and looking for something to do, Sally volunteers at the hospital and runs across embittered cripple Luke Martin (Jon Voight). They soon discover that they went to the same high school, where he was the star quarterback and she was a cheerleader…

Now, paralyzed from the waist down Luke is subject to furious, self-pitying rages, understandable but still unpleasant and offensive… Sally externalizes his troubles, his scars, and his frustrations…And through Luke's eyes, Sally's absolute outlook on life starts to change… They soon become fairly close turning their friendship into a torrid affair… At the same time, Sally's husband was away discovering the horrors of the war…

There was a particular chemistry between Fonda and Voight which gave the film a certain magic…

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