Plot & Details
Discharged from Vietnam, John Lithgow and his army buddies have trouble fitting into a hostile home-front society. Rather than endure dirty looks and taunts of "baby killer," Lithgow and his friends wander aimlessly all through the Pacific Northwest. Several years pass, during which time Lithgow's estranged son Ralph Maccio grows to manhood. Finally emerging from his self-imposed exile, Lithgow begins searching for the son he's never known.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 120min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/11/1988
- DVD Release Date: 12/07/2004
- Distributor(s): Paramount
- Director(s): Rick Rosenthal
- Starring: John Lithgow , Ralph Macchio , Kerrie Keane , Reb Brown , Janet Margolin
- Themes: Haunted By the Past,Starting Over,Home From the War,Fathers and Sons
- Tone: Intimate,Poignant,Tearjerking
- Keywords: Vietnam, discharge, logger, post-traumatic-stress, reconciliation, seclusion, suicide, veteran [military], woods [place]
- Country of Origin: USA (11-11-1988)
- Language: English