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The War at Home (1996)

Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father.

Director:

Emilio Estevez

Writers:

James Duff (play), James Duff (screenplay)
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... Jeremy Collier
Kathy Bates ... Maurine Collier
Martin Sheen ... Bob Collier
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Karen Collier (as Kimberly Williams)
Corin Nemec ... Donald
Ann Hearn ... Prof. Tracey
Carla Gugino ... Melissa
Marcus H. Nelson Marcus H. Nelson ... Pvt. Poe
Michael Wiseman ... Lieutenant
Jena Kraus Jena Kraus ... Coffee House Singer
Chad Morgan ... Bus Station Clerk
Penelope Allen ... Marjoree (as Penny Allen)
Geoffrey Blake ... David
Renée Estevez ... Brenda
Tuan Tran Tuan Tran ... Viet Cong
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Storyline

Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his family finally spiral out of control on Thanksgiving Day, when a bitter secret is revealed. Written by Azure_Girl

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Taglines:

There Is A Secret About To Explode.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a war-related shooting, an intense sequence of violent threat, and for language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Director Emilio Estevez cast three generations of his family in the project. He cast his father Martin Sheen, his sister 'Renee Estevez', and his daughter Paloma Estevez. See more »

Quotes

Maurine Collier: I wasn't screaming. I was using my loud voice.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood Vietnam (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Concerto in A Minor Opus 3 No. 6
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Bradley C. Bolen
Arranged by Bradley C. Bolen
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User Reviews

One of the best dramas I have ever seen
1 September 2001 | by noelduddySee all my reviews

After you see this movie, anything I might say may well be understatement! I was captivated from start to finish. Superb acting, incredible script and a genius of a director. The story unfolds in a truly inspired manner and hold your interest right to the end. I loved this movie. 10/10!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The War at Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Taylor, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,040, 24 November 1996

Gross USA:

$44,722

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,722
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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