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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jeremy Collier
... Maurine Collier
... Bob Collier
... Karen Collier (as Kimberly Williams)
... Donald
... Prof. Tracey
... Melissa
Marcus H. Nelson ... Pvt. Poe
... Lieutenant
Jena Kraus ... Coffee House Singer
... Bus Station Clerk
... Marjoree (as Penny Allen)
... David
... Brenda
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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There Is A Secret About To Explode.

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Rated R for a war-related shooting, an intense sequence of violent threat, and for language | See all certifications »
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20 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Conflitti di famiglia  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$15,040, 24 November 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,722
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Trivia

The three types of cars that the fictional dealership 'Collier Motor' sells are Buick, Chevrolet, and Oldsmobile. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Howe: [Bob is cutting the turkey] Listen, Bob, if you hold that knife right here, then you get a better-
[attempts to guide Bob's hand, and the knife cuts Bob's hand]
Uncle Howe: Oh, oh, I'm sorry there, Bobby!
Bob Collier: [mutters to himself] Why don't you carve the goddamn turkey yourself, you old fart!
Uncle Howe: [is surprised] Uh, what's that?
Bob Collier: [looks Howe squarely in the eye] I said why don't you carve the goddamn turkey yourself, you old fart!
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References Cactus Flower (1969) See more »

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We Gather Together
Written by Adrianus Valerius and English lyrics by Theodore Baker
Performed by Kathy Bates
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Great Movie
18 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Not being a movie aficionado, I am not familiar with the names of leading Directors, Scriptwriters, Producers and the like, but I can tell an outstanding movie when I see one.

The makers of this fine movie could well be now at the top of their fields, or may well get there pretty soon. I know that the actors are already there.

It takes talent closer to genius to show with such realism how a national tragedy like Vietnam has impacted the everyday life of a typically average American family, and make us see at close range why there are so many homeless Vietnam veterans.

Without getting into gratuitous scenes of gore and bloodshed, it makes us understand why so many youg men had flashbacks of what they had been thru.

The dialog is particularly gripping, and gives us an idea of what went on in so many families in the aftermath of Vietnam.

I wish there were more good movies like this one, not just about Vietnam, but about other social conditions as well.


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