Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.
USA, 1978. Jerome Hellman Productions, Jayne Productions Inc.. Story by Nancy Dowd, Screenplay by Waldo Salt, Robert C. Jones. Cinematography by Haskell Wexler. Produced by Jerome Hellman. Production Design by Michael D. Haller. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Film Editing by Don Zimmerman. Academy Awards 1978. Cannes Film Festival 1978. Golden Globe Awards 1978. National Board of Review Awards 1978. New York Film Critics Awards 1978.
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.