From the San Diego Reader June 15, 1978. He has ideas about Vietnam that are a little different from her husband's. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards, including for , , , Don Zimmerman , and. Himself - At Hospital Rest of cast listed alphabetically:. She was, almost inevitably, a cheerleader in high school.
He is sent over to Vietnam, and Sally is alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. Jones based on Nancy Dowd's story. The performances in this film were spectacular, the directing top notch, the pace beautiful and the ending was a punch in the gut to those who want definitive answers. The film traces the lives of a paralyzed Vietnam veteran Voight who befriends a Marine wife Fonda whose husband Dern has just shipped off to the war. A must see for any war film or history buff.
The love triangle seems incongruent with the heavy-duty political message. Curious to know what the movie's about? Ed - Hell's Angel uncredited. Sally Bender is the wife of a Captain in the U. Alfredo at Rap Session uncredited. He went off to fight the war, came home paralyzed from the waist down, and now, strapped on his stomach to a table with wheels, uses canes to propel himself furiously down hospital corridors.
When Sally begins to fall in love with Luke, she has to make a crucial decision about her life. Doing its best to look after our confused needs, Coming Home tries to remember and forget with equal amounts of dedicated intensity, as succeeds in keeping us just as muddled as we were, meanwhile providing an emotional outlet to our confusion. The film is brilliantly acted by both Voight and Fonda and both deservedly won Oscars for their performances. The second is the sexual and emotional nature of their affair, an area of enormous dramatic danger, which the movie handles in such a straightforward way, and with such an obvious display of affection between the characters, that we accept and understand. Debbie at Rap Session uncredited.
At least we can enjoy these masterpieces today and compare to some of the drab nonsense that is produced nowadays. 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. And it is also greatly daring, since it confronts the relationship between Fonda and Voight with unusual frankness -- and with emotional tenderness and subtlety that is, if anything, even harder to portray. The outstanding soundtrack includes twenty hits from the late 60s by artists like The Stones, The Beatles, Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Joplin, The Chambers Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, Dylan and so on. The project dragged on for six years, until Bruce Gilbert and producer took it. Robert Carradine also gives one of the best performances of his career and somehow managed to parlay it into the Revenge of the Nerds franchise.
He is a paraplegic who is rehabbing at the hospital. The dual aim is everywhere present, in all its schizophrenic clarity: 1 to bear witness to the devastation — physical, psychological, moral, and social — wreaked by the Vietnam war on American soldiers and their families; 2 to make as much money as possible. The film was released theatrically on February 15, 1978. Luke was wounded and is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Sally and Luke eventually make love, confronting his handicap. Luke was wounded and is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.
As a dedicated military officer, Bob sees it primarily as an opportunity for progress. Another reason this film feels so honest and the characters feel so real is the performances, mainly by the three main actors. Jane Fonda, who just finished 1977 , was soon going to star in 's 1978. A glaring example of surface distraction is provided by the medley of Sixties rock hits that drones incessantly on the soundtrack. The Sally Hyde at the end of the film -- about a year later -- is a different person, confused in her loyalties, not sure of her beliefs, awakened to new feelings within her.
The soundtrack is amazing as well, with each song perfectly scoring the scene along with perfectly placing it in its time in history. The performances by the principals are superlative. The man is handling it worse then the man who has been placed in a wheelchair for his sacrifice. Himself - At Hospital as Ken Augustine. And so Dern is forced into scenes of unfocused, confused anger before the film's not very satisfying ending.
Luke is portrayed throughout as a hero; Bob gets treated like a freakish lunatic that the movie never quite knows what to do with. Synopsis Sally Bender is the wife of a Captain in the U. He does, too soon, having accidentally wounded himself, and discovers from Army Intelligence what his wife has been up to. At first, Sally dreads being left alone, but after a while, she feels liberated. There's no home, no high school, no marriage, no Officers' Club to monitor her behavior.
But, I would choose it as part of a high school course in governmental ethics. Do a Shot: every time you laugh Luke is pretty funny when he starts to enjoy life again. On website , the film has an approval rating of 82% based on 22 reviews, with a rating average of 7. Bob loses control, confronting the lovers with a loaded rifle, but ultimately turns away. When Sally begins to fall in love with Luke, she has to make a crucial decision about her life.