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Welcome Home (1989)

Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved on. When he reappears, quite alive, the question is, what must he do and how will his family respond to him?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Jake
JoBeth Williams ... Sarah
Sam Waterston ... Woody
Brian Keith ... Harry Robins
Thomas Wilson Brown ... Tyler
Trey Wilson ... Colonel Barnes
John Marshall Jones ... Dwayne (as J.J.)
Ken Pogue ... Senator Camden
Kieu Chinh ... Leang
Matthew Beckett Matthew Beckett ... Kim
Jessica Ramien Jessica Ramien ... Siv
Larry Reynolds ... Dr. Quayle
Nancy Beatty Nancy Beatty ... Woman
Drew Comin Drew Comin ... Little Boy
Gene Clark Gene Clark ... Coach Wallace
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Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved on. When he reappears, quite alive, the question is, what must he do and how will his family respond to him? Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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When the husband you buried 17 years ago shows up on your doorstep, how do you introduce him to the offspring he never knew...and to the man who's taken his place? See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bienvenido a casa See more »

Filming Locations:

Huntsville, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,029,822
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Last film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Woody: Are you alright?
Tyler: Can I borrow the car?
Woody: Just be careful.
Tyler: I love you, dad.
Woody: I love you too, Tyler.
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Soundtracks

WELCOME HOME, WELCOME HOME
(theme song)
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Sung by Willie Nelson
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Emotionally satisfying
7 September 2001 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

The scenes of high emotion work extremely well in this drama. However, not all the drama delivers. Some of the dialogue is strained and there are stretches when I honestly had no idea what anyone was talking about.

Kristofferson is very good for the most part but is wooden at times too. Jobeth Williams, Brian Keith and the late Trey Wilson make an impression in their scenes. Sam Waterston is not given a whole lot to do but stand around and look confused but he does have one great scene with his stepson regarding the return to life of Kristofferson.

The end might have been needlessly sappy, but it got to me anyway.


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