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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:
Probably the 2nd best Vietnam War movie behind "Apocalypse Now" (and certainly Hal Ashby's best movie ever). See more (64 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:
Director Cameo: [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 »
Quotes:
Luke Martin:You know, I spend 95% of the time at the hospital thinking of making love with you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies (1982) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sympathy for the DevilSee more »

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39 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
Probably the 2nd best Vietnam War movie behind "Apocalypse Now" (and certainly Hal Ashby's best movie ever)., 13 July 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

"Coming Home" was the first Vietnam War movie that dealt with the soldiers' plight sympathetically. Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) is volunteering at the Veterans' Hospital in Los Angeles while her husband Bob (Bruce Dern) serves in Vietnam. In the process of working in the hospital, Sally sees how the hospital is unprepared to treat the people who are coming back from the war. When paraplegic veteran Luke Martin (Jon Voight) demands better treatment, rather than listen to him, they tranquilize him so that they won't have to deal with him. Over time, Sally and Luke fall in love. When Bob returns from Vietnam, he is completely damaged emotionally. The final scene shows the overall state of the world as a result of the Vietnam War.

Whenever I hear the Rolling Stones' song "Out of Time", it reminds me of "Coming Home". One thing that you get to see in the movie is how, when Sally and Bob are having sex, she is clearly not enjoying it; when Sally and Luke are having sex, she clearly is enjoying it. Fonda and Voight won well-deserved Oscars for their roles, and if you ask me, the movie should have won Best Picture. A solid masterpiece.

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