Coming Home

Release Date: February 15th, 1978

DVD Release Date: April 16th, 2002

R |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance, but when her husband, Bob (Bruce Dern), returns unexpectedly, she must decide between staying with him and pursuing her new love.

Cast: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Robert Ginty, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine, Charles Cyphers, Mary Jackson

Director: Hal Ashby

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Jerome Hellman Productions

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Emotional , Moving , Husband , Hospital , Forbidden love , Wife , Love triangle , 1960s , Transformation , Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Time Out

    Cliché piles on cliché to the strains of a garbled '60s soundtrack, but the movie's ending goes some way to recognising its failure. Fonda is magnificent. show more

  • 90
    Variety

    In general an excellent Hal Ashby film which illuminates the conflicting attitudes on the Vietnam debacle from the standpoint of three participants. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It confronts the relationship between Fonda and Voight with unusual frankness -- and with emotional tenderness and subtlety that is, if anything, even harder to portray. show more

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Awards

Nominated Directing
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Actress in a Leading Role