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Coming HomeBBB.5

(out of 5)

Moving film that, along with The Deer Hunter the same year, initiated the popularity of Vietnam-angst films.  plays a nurse in a hospital for veterans of the war who develops a love/hate relationship with bitter paraplegic .  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.

USA, 1978

Directed by

Story by , Screenplay by ,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1978

Academy Awards
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jon Voight as “Luke Martin”)
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jane Fonda as “Sally Hyde”)
Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) (story by Nancy Dowd; screenplay by Waldo Salt, Robert C. Jones)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Bruce Dern as “Captain Bob Hyde”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Penelope Milford as “Viola Munson”)
Best Director (Hal Ashby)
Best Film Editing (Don Zimmerman)
Best Picture (Jerome Hellman, producer)

Golden Globe Awards
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama (Jane Fonda)
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama (Jon Voight)

Best Motion Picture-Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Bruce Dern)
Best Director (Hal Ashby)
Best Screenplay (Robert C. Jones)


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