Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he returns, Laurel has mixed emotions. It appears that Jack has changed a great deal, leading some people to believe that this is not actually Jack but an impostor. Laurel herself is unsure, but willing to take the man into her home, and perhaps later into her heart... Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
She knew his face. His touch. His voice. She knew everything about him... But the truth.
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The origins of Sommersby began when, Richard Gere and his production company partner Maggie Wilde, began searching for projects which he could be involved in from the beginning and retain some control over. One of the scripts he found was Nicholas Meyer's Sommersby which had recast the sixteenth-century French legend into the era of the American Civil War. Gere discovered that the script was controlled by the co-producers of Pretty Woman, Arnon Milchan and Steven Reuther. He contacted them and it was not long before the production was underway. Gere was to star in the film himself and they chose Jodie Foster as the leading lady. Foster had recently won an Oscar for her role in The Silence Of The Lambs. Bill Pullman and James Earl Jones were also cast as the love interest and courtroom judge respectively. See more
In 1867 the price for Burley Tobacco was $58 per hundredweight, yet in the movie it was sold for $12. See more
John Robert 'Jack' Sommersby
Now, do you love me?
Stop it! You're making me crazy!
Referenced in The Dangerous