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The Road Home -- The Road Home is the classic Americana love story. It is about unconditional love and fate. It also shows how baseball is not only a metaphor for America but for our story's hero, Danny Foster, as well.

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Director:
Writers:
Shi Bao (novel)
Shi Bao (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 October 1999 (China) See more »
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Plot:
Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
16 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Simple, Moving, Gorgeous See more (140 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ziyi Zhang ... Zhao Di, Young (as Zhang Ziyi)
Honglei Sun ... Luo Yusheng (as Sun Honglei)
Hao Zheng ... Luo Changyu (as Zheng Hao)
Yulian Zhao ... Zhao Di, Old (as Zhao Yulian)
Bin Li ... Grandmother
Guifa Chang ... Mayor, Old
Wencheng Sung ... Mayor
Qi Liu ... Carpenter Xia, Old
Bo Ji ... Carpenter Xia
Zhongxi Zhang ... Crockery Repairman

Directed by
Yimou Zhang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shi Bao  novel "Remembrance"
Shi Bao  screenplay

Produced by
Weiping Zhang .... executive producer
Yu Zhao .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bao San 
 
Cinematography by
Yong Hou 
 
Film Editing by
Ru Zhai 
 
Art Direction by
Juiping Cao 
 
Costume Design by
Huamiao Tong 
 
Makeup Department
Dandan Yang .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Xiaofeng Hu .... production manager
Zhenyan Zhang .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hong Li .... assistant director
Dong Xie .... assistant director
Te Ya .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Qian Lin .... sound editor
Robert Mackenzie .... assistant mixer
Robert Mackenzie .... sound editor
Lala Wu .... sound
 
Other crew
Peggy Lee .... production controller
 

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Also Known As:
"Wo de fu qin mu qin" - China (original title)
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Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Filmmaker Yimou Zhang has said that this film was his tribute to and heavily influenced by the work of Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.See more »
Quotes:
Zhao Di, Young:I'll be waiting for you.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Titanic (1997)See more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Simple, Moving, Gorgeous, 25 October 2005
Author: EyeDunno from United States

From the first frames of this classic tale of love, I was absolutely drawn in to feel as though I was taken from a movie and into a tale of the story of two people who fell in love. There was no sappy story, and actually, there wasn't even a single kiss. But one could feel a sense of passion and love from all the characters and those who had a hand in completing this elegant tale. My goodness, I didn't feel as though I were watching people acting. I felt as if they were the actual people. The elders, towns folk, and main characters all embraced their roles down to the last thread of clothing, and it seems as though the location was an actual remote town. There was only a simple plot, where a son returns home by the request of the mayor, to a town where a grieving mother has to bury her husband, who once had taught at the town's school.

The writing was crafted quite well. The cast and crew's work showed their dedication. Definitely a movie for all ages, but a must for those who still believe in love and destiny. Although it's a tear- jerker, it's because the viewer feels for the characters, not because we had been force- fed sentimental moments. No one was killed, not a shot was fired, no cute animals, and no scenes of kissing. I'm trying to even remember if the mother and father had even held hands, yet one can feel that they both truly loved each other. Kudos to director Zhang Yimou, who crafted a thoughtful, moving, and believable movie.

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