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In Love and War (1996)

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


Henry S. Villard (book), James Nagel (book) | 5 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Mackenzie Astin ... Henry Villard
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
Kaethe Cherney Kaethe Cherney ... Veta Markley


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...

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


This movie was about Ernest Hemingway's love interest. Prior to this movie, Sandra Bullock was in a movie called Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993) , though Sandra Bullock's role was part of the supporting cast, and the movie was not about Hemingway. See more »


At the beginning of this WWI movie an Italian marching band is playing the "Beer Barrel Polka". The song was not written until the late 1920's and is Czech. See more »


Jimmy McBride: I always play the hand I'm dealt.
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Referenced in The Crimson Field: Episode #1.3 (2014) See more »


Beer Barrel Polka
Music by Jaromir Vejvoda, Czech lyrics by Vasek Zeman and English Lyrics by Lew Brown, Wladimir A. Timm
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The incredible love story
27 April 2015 | by maymay-17737See all my reviews

The film "In Love and War" is full of emotions of its main characters. I really like such kind of films because of feelings during watching. As everyone knows all the events of that times are so hard and tense because of the World War I, but love has a great power. Despite on War this ate gave people the opportunity to make a very happy couple. The romance between Agness and Ernest erupts unexpectedly. And even such an independent person as Agnes that doesn't believe in love at first sight fall in love with the 18- year old boy. Actually, in the move they felt such a pure feelings to each other that makes us thinking about our habitual life. The plot of the story is deep and characterized by touching and sentimental features. Sandra Bullok in the role of Agness is so reserved, representative and unruly nurse that at first we may say that she doesn't interested in anything except her job, but when everything happens we can see that her heart is not so cold as it seems. Another main character Chris O'Donnel plays in the role of Enrest. In the movie, we can see that this 18- year old boy is an independent reporter that is also handsome, nice and confident in life. I should say that it's very impressive that such opposite people fall in love with each other. I think it help us to trust in something incredible. But even here everything can't be good. Dr. Caracciolo fell in love with a young Agness. To my mind, the only one disadvantage of this move is the absence of happy end. Such a beautiful love story does not have any good result and it made me disappointed. This film is worthy of viewing and I think it won't leave anyone indifferent.

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English | Italian

Release Date:

24 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,515, 22 December 1996

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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