United Artists at 90 Short Film Competition
Directed by Hal Ashby
Friday 07 March 2008
Coming Home is a 1978 film which tells the story of an injured Vietnam War veteran's difficulty in re-entering civilian life after his return from the war.
Sally Bender is the wife of a Captain in the United States Army. He is sent over to Vietnam, and Sally is alone. With nothing else to do, she decides to volunteer at a local veteran's hospital, where she meets Luke, who went to high school with Sally. Luke was wounded and is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. When Sally begins to fall in love with Luke, she has to make a crucial decision about her life.
Robert C. Jones (Writer)
Waldo Salt (Writer)
Nancy Dowd (Story)
Jane Fonda … Sally Hyde
Jon Voight … Luke Martin
Bruce Dern … Capt. Bob Hyde
Penelope Milford … Vi Munson
Robert Carradine … Bill Munson
Robert Ginty … Sgt. Dink Mobley
Mary Gregory … Martha Vickery
Kathleen Miller … Kathy Delise
Beeson Carroll … Capt. Earl Delise
Willie Tyler … Virgil
Louis Carello … Bozo (as Lou Carello)
Charles Cyphers … Pee Wee
Olivia Cole … Corrine
Tresa Hughes … Nurse Degroot
Bruce French … Dr. Lincoln
Mary Jackson … Fleta Wilson
Tim Pelt … Jason
Richard Lawson … Pat
Rita Taggart … Johnson
Claudie Watson … Bridges
Sally Frei … Connie
- It won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jon Voight), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jane Fonda) and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
- Sylvester Stallone, Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino declined the role that went to Jon Voight
- The opening scene where the vets in the hospital are talking was totally unscripted. They were real Vietnam vets discussing their own views about the war. Jon Voight was supposed to have added to the dialog, but out of respect stayed silent and listened.
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