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Coming Home

Item Number: 1179VI2769
 Moving Image
Digital Object Type
Moving Image
Physical Location
Copyright Statement
2002 MGM Home Entertainment
Number of Media
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
Time - Hr:Min:Sec


  • Existence: 1978

General Note / OCR

Perhaps the most powerful picture ever made about the shattering aftermath of the Vietnam War, Coming Home earned eight Academy Award nominations and three Oscars: Best Actress (Jane Fonda), Best Actor (Jon Voight), and Best Screenplay. Hailed by critics as 'dazzling' (Rex Reed), 'gripping' (Leonard Maltin), and 'unforgettable' (Judith Crist), it is a heart-rending examination of a critical period in our nation's history and 'an uncompromising, extraordinarily moving film' (Roger Ebert). When Marine Captain Bob Hyde, (Bruce Dern) leaves for Vietnam, his wife Sally (Fonda) volunteers at a local hospital. There she meets Luke Martin (Voight), a former sergeant whose war injury has left him a parapalegic. Embittered with rage and filled with frustration, Luke finds new hope and confidence through his growing intimacy with Sally. The relationship also transforms Sally's feelings about life, love, and the horrors of war. And when, wounded and disillusioned, Sally's husband returns home, all three must grapple with the full impact of a brutal, distant war that has changed their lives forever.

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Pub Credit Line
1179VI2769, Michael Cook Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 11 Jan 2010 [Updated: 20 Nov 2013]