Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he returns, Laurel has mixed emotions. It appears that Jack has changed a great deal, leading some people to believe that this is not actually Jack but an impostor. Laurel herself is unsure, but willing to take the man into her home, and perhaps later into her heart...Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sommersby is the first motion picture allowed to shoot in the George Washington National Forest. Not one hole could be dug by the construction crew without an accredited archaeologist being present to look for remains of habitation that might date back over 9,000 years. See more »
African American men held important positions, such as the judge portrayed by James Earl Jones, during the Reconstruction period after the Civil War. See more »
[Laurel is pregnant]
I told you to use the fertilizer in the fields, Jack.
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I didn't expect much out of this movie when I first rented it but I was very surprised. Richard Gere gives one, if not his best performances EVER. An all star cast who all are outstanding. The ending has to go down in history as one of the most dramatic and most moving ever.
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