World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.
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Series cast summary:
Kyle Chandler ...  Jeff Metcalf 42 episodes, 1991-1993
Sammi Davis ...  Caroline Hailey 42 episodes, 1991-1993
Ken Jenkins ...  Mike Sloan, Sr. 42 episodes, 1991-1993
Mimi Kennedy ...  Ruth Sloan 42 episodes, 1991-1993
Harry O'Reilly ...  Sgt. Charlie Hailey 42 episodes, 1991-1993
Wendy Phillips ...  Anne Metcalf 42 episodes, 1991-1993
Jessica Steen ...  Linda Metcalf 42 episodes, 1991-1993
Dick Anthony Williams ...  Abe Davis 42 episodes, 1991-1993
Hattie Winston ...  Gloria Davis 42 episodes, 1991-1993
Tammy Lauren ...  Ginger Szabo 41 episodes, 1991-1993
Giuliana Santini Giuliana Santini ...  Gina Sloan 41 episodes, 1991-1993
John Slattery ...  Al Kahn 38 episodes, 1991-1993
Sterling Macer Jr. ...  Cpl. Robert Davis 28 episodes, 1991-1992
David Newsom ...  Lt. Hank Metcalf 24 episodes, 1991-1992
Kelly Rutherford ...  Judy Owen 22 episodes, 1992-1993
John DiSanti ...  Sam Schenkkan 20 episodes, 1991-1993
Montrose Hagins ...  Grandmother Davis 20 episodes, 1991-1993
Alexandra Wilson ...  Sarah Brewer 19 episodes, 1991-1992
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World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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Drugi front See more »

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Lorimar Television See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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4:3
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The series takes place from 1945 to 1947. See more »

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An excellent show
13 April 2004 | by angelaboykoSee all my reviews

I really love a lot of the musicals that came out in the late '40's, and this show was a great series set in the same time period.

It showed the toll of waiting, that was experienced by the families of WWII soldiers. In the pilot, WWII had just ended and the soldiers were coming home. The Metcalf family included widowed mother Anne, whose eventual love affair with a Jewish union organizer shocked her grown children. Linda Metcalf worked in a factory during the war, and her future was undecided when the men came back to reclaim their jobs. Older son Hank was a returning solider, and younger son Jeff was an aspiring baseball player.

The Sloans were a rich couple mourning the loss of their only son in WWII - and dealing with the arrival of his pregnant Italian war bride, Gina.

Caroline Hailey was a British war bride, far more ambitious than her American husband, who was content with his life the way it was.

The fashions and hairstyles were wonderfully accurate - I remember one of the actresses griping in an interview that they had to wear vintage underwear, and it was uncomfortable!


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