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In Love and War (1996)

A bitter love story between a talented writer and a gentle nurse.

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Henry S. Villard (book), James Nagel (book) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mackenzie Astin ... Henry Villard
Chris O'Donnell ... Ernest 'Ernie' Hemingway
Margot Steinberg ... Mabel 'Rosie' Rose
Sandra Bullock ... Agnes von Kurowsky
Alan Bennett ... Porter
Ingrid Lacey ... Elsie 'Mac' MacDonald
Terence Sach Terence Sach ... Porter
Carlo Croccolo ... Town Mayor
Tara Hugo ... Katherine 'Gumshoe' De Long
Gigi Vivan Gigi Vivan ... Italian Child
Giuseppe Bonato Giuseppe Bonato ... Grandfather
Allegra Di Carpegna Allegra Di Carpegna ... Loretta Cavanaugh
Diane Witter ... Adele Brown
Mindy Lee Raskin Mindy Lee Raskin ... Charlotte Anne Miller
Tracy Hostmyer ... Ruth Harper
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Storyline

Reporter Ernest Hemingway is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. While bravely risking his life in the line of duty, he is injured and ends up in the hospital, where he falls in love with his nurse, Agnes von Kurowsky. Written by JG <jmgrant@SoCA.com>

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In war they found each other...In each other they found love...


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Rated PG-13 for graphic war injuries and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

24 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahava B'Milhama See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,515, 22 December 1996

Gross USA:

$14,481,231

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,372,294
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Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The closing epilogue states: "Agnes von Kurowsky's long and distinguished career with the American Red Cross continued until the end of World War II. She remained unmarried until she was thirty-six, and lived to be ninety-two. Ernest Hemingway won the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in 1954. One of his great novels, A FAREWELL TO ARMS, was inspired by his experiences in Italy during World War I. He married four times and took his own life in 1961." See more »

Goofs

Ernie says his train leaves at 5:30 a.m., but when Agnes sees him off, it is bright daylight and the sun is nearly vertical. See more »

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Ernest Hemingway: It won't work. Take a look. He's ancient. He must be close to 40.
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I enjoyed watching it.
19 January 2000 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead *Avoid At All Costs

Since it came out to rent on video in August '97,I've always been trying to find an opportunity to watch In Love And War,a Richard Attenborough film starring the beautiful Sandra Bullock and the rather fading Chris O' Donnell.

I've heard the movie be rather bad mouthed by most people who have seen it.One things for sure,the battle scene at the beginning was pathetic.I've seen more frightening brutality in a My Little Pony video.I think perhaps having seen the no holds barred horror/gore of Saving Private Ryan,anything I saw was going to have trouble matching up to the expectations of that.But this was exceptionally unspectacular and laughable.

As I've said before,Sandra Bullock looked like a Godess in her nurses uniform and with her hair down.Her appearance and her performance were two of the main saving graces of this rather shabby picture.The story was quite involvingly told,though,and,although quite flawed,I enjoyed watching this

pic as a break from the norm.See.***


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