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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 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:

$5,494,725, 26 January 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,481,231

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,372,294
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

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Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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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Agnes von Kurowsky: You know what I've been told? Italian men respect their wives. They spoil their mistresses. But the only women they love are their mothers.
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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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