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The War at Home (1996)

Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father.

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Cast

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Jeremy Collier
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Maurine Collier
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Bob Collier
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Karen Collier (as Kimberly Williams)
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Donald
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Prof. Tracey
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Melissa
Marcus H. Nelson ...
Pvt. Poe
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Lieutenant
Jena Kraus ...
Coffee House Singer
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Bus Station Clerk
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Marjoree (as Penny Allen)
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David
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Brenda
Tuan Tran ...
Viet Cong

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Storyline

Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his family finally spiral out of control on Thanksgiving Day, when a bitter secret is revealed. Written by Azure_Girl

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There Is A Secret About To Explode.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a war-related shooting, an intense sequence of violent threat, and for language | See all certifications »
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20 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Conflitti di famiglia  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$15,040 (USA) (22 November 1996)

Gross:

$34,368 (USA) (29 November 1996)
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Trivia

The little girl at the bus station is Emilio Estevez' daughter, Paloma Estevez. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Collier: I'm not having dinner
Bob Collier: And why not?
Jeremy Collier: I had a big breakfast.
Bob Collier: Jeremy, I'm not joking around out here!
Jeremy Collier: I'm not laughin' around in here!
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Connections

References Have Gun - Will Travel (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
Written by James Milton Black
Performed by Kathy Bates
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Wow!
13 May 2004 | by (Kansas Cuty MO) – See all my reviews

I was just lucky I found this movie. I've been taking advantage of Walmart's $5.50 DVDs, because I watch a lot of movies (and very seldom watch television). I graduated from high school in 1968 - so I have family and many friends who served in Vietnam. This movie really illustrates the pain I've seen in my friends in dealing with what happened to them over there. I wish more people would see this movie - I think maybe more people could understand what happened to our Vietnam vets by watching these excellent actors in the portrayal of one family damaged by that war. The story felt realistic - it isn't mushy, but made me feel what they were going through. I think it helped that Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez were playing father and son - it made their relationship more believable,


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