(out of 5)
Moving film that, along with The Deer Hunter the same year, initiated the popularity of Vietnam-angst films. Jane Fonda plays a nurse in a hospital for veterans of the war who develops a love/hate relationship with bitter paraplegic Jon Voight. Bruce Dern turns in a terrifying performance as Fonda’s disillusioned husband. It’s another seventies film that was so important for its time but has lost impact over the years. Fonda used a body double for her love scenes with Voight.
Directed by Hal Ashby
Cinematography by Haskell Wexler
Produced by Jerome Hellman
Production Design by Michael D. Haller
Costume Design by Ann Roth
Film Editing by Don Zimmerman