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Coming Home (1978)

A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sally Hyde
... Luke Martin
... Capt. Bob Hyde
... Vi Munson
... Bill Munson
... Sgt. Dink Mobley
Mary Gregory ... Martha Vickery
... Kathy Delise
Beeson Carroll ... Capt. Earl Delise
Willie Tyler ... Virgil
Louis Carello ... Bozo (as Lou Carello)
... Pee Wee
... Corrine
... Nurse Degroot
... Dr. Lincoln
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Storyline

Sally Bender is the wife of a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is sent over to Vietnam, and Sally is alone. With nothing else to do, she decides to volunteer at a local veteran's hospital, where she meets Luke, who went to high school with Sally. Luke was wounded and is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. When Sally begins to fall in love with Luke, she has to make a crucial decision about her life. Written by Jwelch5742

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A man who believed in war! A man who believed in nothing! And a woman who believed in both of them!

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Drama | Romance | War

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15 February 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buffalo Ghosts  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$32,653,905
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Trivia

Jon Voight's role of Luke Martin was loosely inspired by paralyzed Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic, who was making inroads in Hollywood with his book "Born on the Fourth of July" at the time. Of course, Kovic's book and story was put on the screen in 1989, with Tom Cruise in the role of Kovic. See more »

Goofs

During the basketball game with the ventriloquist as the announcer, the microphone is at the puppets mouth, not the human. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Bob Hyde: Say something else *f*ck*. Say - something - else - *f*ck*.
Luke Martin: I'm not the enemy. Maybe the enemy is the f*cking war. But, you don't want to kill anybody here. You have enough ghosts to carry around.
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Crazy Credits

Four members of the film crew are designated as "Friends who did everything". See more »


Soundtracks

Expecting to Fly
(1967)
Written by Neil Young (uncredited)
Performed by Buffalo Springfield
Atlantic Recording Corporation
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Youngsters, please watch this and learn about life!
7 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I watched this again after some 40 years. I was glad to see it aired. Being a Vietnam Vet, I like anything that focuses attention on the War, lest the suffering be forgotten. I read some of the reviews here. The one that says there's never a reason to go to war is nice. Only if we hadn't fought and prevailed in WWII they'd likely be writing in German or Japanese, or more likely, not writing at all.

LOVED the music. Interesting that I think mostly all the songs were played in their entirety. And to hear two Beatles songs - wow - what did that cost?

A very important and moving film, with a message not to be forgotten.


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