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A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister, with whom he lives, when she becomes romantically involved with the Army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle... See more »

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Megs (as Robert DeNiro)
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Martha
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Dave
Sloane Shelton ...
Shirley
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Depot Mechanic
Michael Arkin ...
Dispatcher
Tom Isbell ...
Bobby Buckman
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Helicopter Gunner
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Tiny
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Jake (as Charles Dutton)
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Corridor Student (as Bruce Ramsey)
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His Girlfriend
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Tony
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Rick
Lois Dellar ...
Cocktail Waitress
Joel Miller ...
Restaurant Couple
Irene Rauch ...
Restaurant Couple
Paul Hoover ...
Upscale Bartender
Paul Hart ...
Potbellied Man
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Ferretti
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Briggs
Walter Massey ...
Ed Buckman
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Pru Buckman
Sal Dominello ...
Tuxedo Tailor
Joseph Grillo ...
Florist
Tim Conover ...
'Joe College'
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College Girl in Bar
Madison Arnold ...
Sam, Bartender
Tom Rack ...
William Green
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Frank, Phys-Ed
Tanya Tree ...
Tanya, his Wife
Keith Glover ...
Soldier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael McCarty ...
Landlord (scenesDeleted)
John D. Bair ...
Basketball Player (uncredited)
Vincent Lantieri ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Victor Talmadge ...
Manager (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Hugh Jones ... (as David Jones)

Written by

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Stephen Metcalfe ... (play "Strange Snow")
 
Stephen Metcalfe ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Carol Baum ... producer
Sandy Gallin ... executive producer
Kathryn Knowlton ... co-producer
Bruce S. Pustin ... associate producer
Robert Schaffel ... producer

Music by

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Bruce Broughton ... (original score)

Cinematography by

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Brian West ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Bloom

Editorial Department

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Claudette Duff ... second assistant editor
Steve Evans ... second assistant editor
Josceline Genest ... first assistant editor
Paul Hodgson ... first assistant editor
Neil Kelly ... second assistant editor
Judy Silberstein ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Judy Courtney
D.L. Newton

Production Design by

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Edward Pisoni

Art Direction by

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William Barclay
Serge Jacques

Set Decoration by

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Gilles Aird
Robert J. Franco

Costume Design by

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Jane Greenwood

Makeup Department

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Steve Atha ... hair stylist: Mr. DeNiro / makeup artist: Mr. DeNiro
Norman Bryn ... additional makeup artist: Connecticut (as Norman J. Bryn)
Lori Cace ... hair stylist
Joan Isaacson ... makeup artist
Joan Issacson ... makeup artist
Benjamin Robin ... hair stylist: Montreal (as Ben Robin)

Production Management

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Paul Bujold ... unit manager
Sandy Gallin ... production manager
Christopher T. Gerrity ... assistant production manager
Marty Hornstein ... executive in charge of production
Gary Jones ... post-production supervisor
Irene Litinsky ... production manager: Montréal
Bruce S. Pustin ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Randy N. Barbee ... third assistant director
Normand Bourgie ... third assistant director
Everett Creach ... second unit director
Pedro Gandol ... first assistant director: Montréal
Madeleine Henrié ... second assistant director: Montréal
Liz Ryan ... second assistant director
Albert M. Shapiro ... first assistant director (as Albert Shapiro)

Art Department

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Russell Berg ... set dresser: Connecticut
Andre Brochu ... construction supervisor: Montreal
Rejean Brochu ... construction supervisor: Montreal
Philippe Chevalier ... leadman: Montreal
Marc Corriveau ... property master
Michael Curry Sr. ... construction supervisor: Connecticut (as Michael Curry)
Marc C. De Léry ... assistant property master: Montreal
Katy Dilkes ... master scenic artist: Connecticut (as Kathleen B. Dilkes)
John M. Dwyer ... leadman: Connecticut (as John Dwyer)
Martha Fishkin ... set dresser: Connecticut
Edward Garzero ... master scenic artist
Alain Giguère ... master scenic artist: Montreal
Paul Hotte ... property buyer: Montreal
Jean Kazemirchuk ... property buyer: Montreal
Suzanne Labrecque ... set designer: Montreal
Raymond Larose ... draftsman
Denis Lemire ... set designer: Montreal
Glendon Light ... set designer: Montreal
Daniel E. Mahon ... set dresser: Connecticut
Mark Peltzer ... property master
Lise Pharand ... art department coordinator: Montreal
Steven Purtee ... master scenic artist: Connecticut
Zoe Sakellaropoulo ... assistant to production designer: Montreal
Michele Sommer ... assistant property master: Connecticut
Catherine Tambini ... assistant art director / assistant to production designer: Connecticut
Jeffrey Rollins ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gary Alper ... sound mixer: Connecticut
John Bateman ... foley recordist
Rick Field ... sound assistant: Connecticut
Véronique Gabillaud ... boom operator
Pat Gilbert ... assistant sound editor
Jay M. Harding ... re-recording mixer (as Jay Harding)
Dominic Lester ... re-recording mixer
Robin O'Donoghue ... re-recording mixer
Rocky Phelan ... foley editor
Aaron Rochin ... re-recording mixer
Patrick Rousseau ... sound mixer: Montreal
David Sharpe ... assistant sound editor
Don Sharpe ... sound editor
John J. Stephens ... re-recording mixer (as John Stephens)
Marc-Jon Sullivan ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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John R. Elliott ... special effects (as John Elliott)
Jacques Godbout ... special effects
Richard E. Johnson ... special effects (as Richard Johnson)
Dan Kirshoff ... special effects
Joe Monaco ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Simon Dowling ... main title designer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Mickey Alzola ... stunts
Bill Anagnos ... stunts
Lyle Byrum ... stunts
Everett Creach ... stunt coordinator
Don Hewitt ... stunts
Peter Hock ... stunts
Scott Howell ... stunts
Tommy J. Huff ... stunt driver
Paul M. Lane ... stunts (as Paul Lane)
Michael Russo ... stunts (as Mike Russo)
Carey Loftin ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bernard Arseneau ... electrician: Montreal
Sylvain Bernier ... electrician
Michel Borduc ... camera trainee: Montreal
Denise Brassard ... clapper loader: Connecticut / second assistant camera
Keith Bunting ... grip: Connecticut (as Keith Bunting Jr.)
Don Cerrone ... key grip
Maurizio Dotto ... assistant camera: "b" camera
François Dupéré ... key grip
David J. Frederick ... camera operator: second unit / focus puller: Connecticut
Julie Gant ... electrician: Connecticut (as Julie A. Gant)
Robert Guertin ... focus puller: Montreal
Pierre Guillard ... grip: Montreal
René Guillard ... best boy electric: Montreal
Haddon Hufford ... dolly grip: Connecticut
Jean-Marc Hébert ... gaffer
Dan Karlok ... electrician: Connecticut (as Daniel Karlok)
Jonathan Lumley ... gaffer
Henry Lynk ... camera operator: second unit
David Meistrich ... camera trainee: Connecticut
Andrew Nevard ... clapper loader: Montreal
Bill Nulan ... electrician: Montreal
Michael C. Perry ... electrician: Connecticut
Charles Quinlivan ... grip: Connecticut
Janet Saetta ... best boy electric: Connecticut
Steve Sands ... still photographer: Connecticut
Abe Schrager ... camera operator: second unit
Takashi Seida ... still photographer
Daniel L. Turrett ... camera operator: "a" camera (as Daniel Turrett)
Paul Volo ... grip: Connecticut
Paul Wachter ... grip: Connecticut
Stephane Wells ... grip: Montreal
Stephen Wells ... best boy grip

Casting Department

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Sylvia Fay ... extras casting
Vera Miller ... additional casting: Montreal
Merri Ann Milwe ... additional casting: Connecticut

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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David Charles ... assistant costume designer
Kevin P. Faherty ... wardrobe supervisor: Connecticut
Danièle Luger ... wardrobe supervisor: Montreal
Marie McLaughlin ... dresser: Montreal
Roseann Milano ... wardrobe supervisor
John Stone ... dresser: Montreal

Location Management

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Jeff Crandell ... location scout: Connecticut
Michel Pradier ... location manager

Music Department

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David Chackler ... music supervisor
George Doering ... musician
Patricia Peck ... music editor
Armin Steiner ... music mixer / music recordist

Transportation Department

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Jacques Arcouette ... picture vehicles coordinator: Montreal (as Jacques Arquette)
Jacques Arquette ... picture vehicles coordinator: Montreal
Victor Labelle ... driver
Wayne Nelson ... transportation coordinator: Connecticut
Joe Sanchez ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Patricia J. Amaral ... assistant production accountant: Connecticut
Janine Anderton ... production coordinator
Jennifer L. Baker ... production assistant
Michael Behan ... helicopter liaison
Trixie Bourne ... assistant: Mr. DeNiro (as Trixie Flynn Bourne)
Dougal B. Caron ... production accountant: Montreal (as Dougal Boone Caron)
Albert Cho ... production assistant
Frederic B. Clark IV ... production assistant
Greg Crouser ... production assistant
Mark A. Dixon ... production assistant
Lorne Dosogne ... production assistant
Kate Edwards ... production assistant
Chris Elkins ... assistant production accountant: Montreal
John Fischer ... production assistant
Sonja Gerrity ... production secretary: Connecticut
Jack W. Haddox ... production auditor
Judy Harris ... production assistant
Madge Jeffery ... caterer
Gail Kearns ... production office coordinator: Connecticut (as Gail M. Kearns)
Jim Kontos ... production assistant (as James Kontos)
Robert Kosienski Jr. ... craft service: Montreal
Scott Peterson ... craft service: Connecticut
Sharon Roesler ... assistant to director / assistant to producer
Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan ... script supervisor (as Cornelia Rogan)
Todd Shamock ... production assistant
James Patrick Whalen Jr. ... teamster captain: Connecticut (as James P. Whalen)
Steven Woloshen ... production assistant (as Steve Woloshen)
Dianne E. Collins ... publicist: M/S Billings Publicity Ltd. (uncredited)
Wendy Kram ... development executive (uncredited)
Michael Parkhurst ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Alan Potashnick ... personal assistant: Robert DeNiro (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister, with whom he lives, when she becomes romantically involved with the Army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived. Written by Keith Loh

Plot Keywords
Taglines No matter how hard you try...he will always be the best friend you ever had. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Takaisin helvetistä (Finland)
  • Стилет (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Jacknife - Vom Leben betrogen (West Germany)
  • Сенки от миналото (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Bicska (Hungary)
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  • 102 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Originally set to be a starring vehicle for Jeff Bridges. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Jacknife/The Adventures of Baron Munchausen/Skin Deep/Chocolat (1989). See more »
Quotes David 'High School' Flannigan: Jesus Christ, I'm all fucking wet.
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