Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved on. When he reappears, quite alive, the question is, what must he do and how will his family respond to him?

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Jake
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Sarah
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Woody
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Harry Robins
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Tyler
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Colonel Barnes
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Dwayne (as J.J.)
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Senator Camden
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Leang
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Kim
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Siv
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Dr. Quayle
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Woman
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Little Boy
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Coach Wallace
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Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved on. When he reappears, quite alive, the question is, what must he do and how will his family respond to him? Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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What Do You Say To The Son He Never Knew And The Man Who Took His Place... See more »

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29 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bienvenido a casa  »

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$1,029,822 (USA)
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Last film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. See more »

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At the time that this movie was filmed (circa 1987), the actor Kris Kristofferson was 51 yrs old playing a 35-yr-old character. See more »

Quotes

Harry Robins: You're not kids anymore. I guess you know that.
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Soundtracks

WELCOME HOME, WELCOME HOME
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Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Sung by Willie Nelson
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Emotionally satisfying
7 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

The scenes of high emotion work extremely well in this drama. However, not all the drama delivers. Some of the dialogue is strained and there are stretches when I honestly had no idea what anyone was talking about.

Kristofferson is very good for the most part but is wooden at times too. Jobeth Williams, Brian Keith and the late Trey Wilson make an impression in their scenes. Sam Waterston is not given a whole lot to do but stand around and look confused but he does have one great scene with his stepson regarding the return to life of Kristofferson.

The end might have been needlessly sappy, but it got to me anyway.


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