At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his ... See full summary »
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.
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
Going to Hong Kong for "R&R" (rest and recuperation) was normally for troops going by themselves, not for meeting spouses. Hawaii was the preferred R&R location since it was part of the U.S.A. and was far less expensive flying to than Hong Kong. See more »
Bruce Dern plays a Marine Captain.
Even in the late 1960s early 70s he wouldn't have had hair and a mustache that long. See more »
You know, I spend 95% of the time at the hospital thinking of making love with you.
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Four members of the film crew are designated as "Friends who did everything". See more »
Youngsters, please watch this and learn about life!
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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