• Yanks (1979)

Yanks

Release Date: 1979

DVD Release Date: March 1st, 2005

R |2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary

Matt (Richard Gere) and John (William Devane), U.S. soldiers stationed in England during World War II, are both beginning affairs with British women, but they soon find their romances complicated by moral dilemmas and a clash of cultures. Jean (Lisa Eichhorn), a girl from a working class family, has caught Matt's eye, and John is trying to woo the elegant Helen (Vanessa Redgrave). However, both woman are already involved with local men who have left for the front.

Cast: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane, Chick Vennera, Wendy Morgan, Rachel Roberts, Tony Melody

Director: John Schlesinger

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: Love triangle, Soldier, Passionate, Friend, Temptation, Forbidden love, England, Moving, Rivalry, 1940s, Small town

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Awards

Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama