Reunion at Fairborough (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  12 May 1985 (USA)
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World War II vets travel to England for a reunion at their old base. Once there, one (Robert Mitchum) rekindles an old romance with an old flame (Deborah Kerr).



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Hostrup
Sally Wells Grant
Jiggs Quealy
Judi Trott ...
Nathan Barsky
Joe Szyluk
Don Fellows ...
Manning Redwood ...
Col. Bigard
Ed Devereaux ...
George Kloss
Helen Horton ...
Mrs. Bigard
Thomasine Heiner
Bill Hutchinson ...
Retired Airman
John Alderson
Peter Carlisle
Leo Kharibian


A despondent, lonely, and near-suicidal Chicago businessman and veteran WWII pilot is enticed to attend the 40th reunion of his old bombardment group in England. His recent professional and personal failures are briefly set aside as he and an unlikely companion travel to Fairborough and renew old memories. The romantic promise of rediscovered love is intruded upon by modern realities as the drama unfolds. Written by Mark Rice

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Release Date:

12 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kohtauspaikka Fairborough  »

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1.33 : 1
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Robert Mitchum's fourth and final co-starring role with Deborah Kerr. See more »


American Patrol
Music by F.W. Meacham
Arranged by Nigel Hess
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Much more than a romance
16 March 2003 | by (Salem, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I watched this for the first time in 2003, during a time when it seems the whole world was angry at the U.S. for its "militarism." It was fascinating to be reminded that this isn't the first time we were accused of this. The story could have taken place today ... so much has not changed (okay, the lead characters would have been a LOT older!!!).

The story itself was a sweet love story, and the acting is first rate (Red Buttons, as always, is a scene stealer). But the social commentary is what intrigued me and made this movie such a winner.

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