After being shot, a lawyer loses his memory and must relearn speech and mobility, but he has a loving family to support him.


Mike Nichols


J.J. Abrams (as Jeffrey Abrams)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Henry Turner
Annette Bening ... Sarah Turner
Michael Haley Michael Haley ... Court Clerk (as R.M. Haley)
Stanley Swerdlow Stanley Swerdlow ... Mr. Matthews (as Stanley H. Swerdlow)
Julie Follansbee Julie Follansbee ... Mrs. Matthews
Rebecca Miller ... Linda
Bruce Altman ... Bruce, Henry's Partner
Elizabeth Wilson ... Jessica, Henry's Secretary
Donald Moffat ... Charlie Cameron
Kamian Allen Kamian Allen ... Rachel Turner (as Mikki Allen)
Aida Linares Aida Linares ... Rosella
John MacKay John MacKay ... George
Mary Gilbert Mary Gilbert ... Julia
Peter Appel ... Eddie the Doorman
Harsh Nayyar ... Liquor Store Owner


Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he can't remember anything. As if that weren't enough, he also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, he has a loving wife and daughter to help him. Written by Rob Hartill

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His life was based on power, success, and ruthlessness. Until a bullet made him think again. See more »


Drama | Romance


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According to John Leguizamo in his autobiography, the crew urinated in Mike Nichols's cappuccino machine. See more »


When Henry's secretary pours his coffee the first time he comes back to the office, she tells him to say "when" and start pouring the milk. It immediately comes to the top but she continues to pour. Next you see a close-up of the cup with her pouring even more in the cup but it's not at the top. See more »


Henry: I know a good blowfish restaurant
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Referenced in American Dad!: Irregarding Steve (2006) See more »


By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Camerata Labacensis
Conducted by Kurt Redel
Courtesy of LASERLIGHT
By Arrangement with SOUNDS OF FILM, LTD.
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Watch For The Terrific Acting & Touching Story
5 March 2017 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

"Regarding Henry" is a simple movie. It doesn't contain any explosions, tense/scary moments, or blockbuster action scenes. In fact, one might say that the movie doesn't really have any "action" at all. What it does contain, however, is healthy doses of terrific acting and great storytelling, which make it an entertaining experience from beginning to end.

For a basic plot summary, "Regarding Henry" tells the story of Henry Turner (Harrison Ford), a suave, cocky lawyer who doesn't have much time for wife Sarah (Annette Bening) or daughter Rachel (Mikki Allen). After being shot in a drugstore mugging, however, Henry is forced to essentially re-learn life again via physical and mental therapy. The person that emerges turns out to be quite different from the "original" Henry.

If you need one concrete reason to watch this movie, the acting from Ford would be it! His facial expressions and gestures perfectly fit this movie and are much-needed in a film experience that rely so much on the "little things".

The main storyline of the film--written by rookie screenwriter Jeffrey known the world-over as "J.J."!--is also nuanced enough to never get old despite its relatively slow pace. The story of a man have a re-learn everything about his life is intriguing enough (and in this case just humorous enough as well) to really hold your interest and make you care about what is going on.

Overall, "Regarding Henry" is a solid cinematic effort that does a lot of things right. It takes a great human-interest story and gives it some terrific acting depth.

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Release Date:

10 July 1991 (USA) See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,146,782, 14 July 1991

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1.85 : 1
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