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Hal Ashby's 1978 melodrama examines the impact of the Vietnam War on the "war at home" among the men who fought it and the women in their lives. Left alone in Los Angeles when her gung-ho Marine husband Bob (Bruce Dern) heads to Vietnam in 1968, proper wife Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at the V.A. hospital where her new friend Vi (Penelope Milford) works. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a former high-school classmate and Marine who has returned from 'Nam a bitter paraplegic. As their relationship grows, Sally sees the effect of the war on the soldiers after they come back, inspiring her to rethink her priorities; Luke's spirits begin to lift, and a hospital tragedy helps focus his anger toward meaningful protest. After a Hong Kong visit with her increasingly withdrawn husband, Sally finds a love and companionship with Luke that she had never known with her husband. Once Bob comes home with his own injury, however, the three must find a way to deal with a changing world and with a system that betrayed the men fighting for it. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jerome Hellman Best Picture 1978 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nancy Dowd Best Original Screenplay 1978 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Hal Ashby Best Director 1978 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Hal Ashby Best Director 1978 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hal Ashby Best Director 1978 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jane Fonda Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1978 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jane Fonda Best Actress 1978 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jane Fonda Best Actress 1978 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jon Voight Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1978 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jon Voight Best Actor 1978 Winner
National Board of Review Jon Voight Best Actor 1978 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jon Voight Best Actor 1978 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Jon Voight Best Actor 1978 Winner
Cannes Film Festival Jon Voight Best Actor 1978 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Waldo Salt Best Original Screenplay 1978 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Waldo Salt Best Screenplay 1978 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bruce Dern Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1978 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bruce Dern Best Supporting Actor 1978 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Penelope Milford Best Supporting Actress 1978 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don Zimmerman Best Editing 1978 Nominee

Cast

Jane Fonda
as Sally Hyde
Jon Voight
as Luke Martin
Bruce Dern
as Captain Bob Hyde
Robert Ginty
as Sgt. Dink Mobley
Penelope Milford
as Viola Munson
Robert Carradine
as Bill Munson
Ron Amador
as Beany
Ken Augustine
as Ken
Willie Tyler
as Virgil
Jonathan Banks
as Marine at Party
Beeson Carroll
as Captain Carl Delise
David Clennon
as Tim
Olivia Cole
as Corrine
Pat Corley
as Harris
Charles Cyphers
as Pee Wee
Gary Lee Davis
as Marine Recruiter
Bruce French
as Dr. Lincoln
Mary Gregory
as Martha Vickery
Teresa Hughes
as Nurse De Groot
Mary Jackson
as Fleta Wilson
Marc McClure
as Highschool Class President
Stacey Pickren
as Sophie
Arthur Rosenberg
as Bruce
Dennis Rucker
as Marine at Party
Tony Santoro
as Porsche Policeman
Rita Taggart
as Johnson
Danny Tucker
as Monty
Gwen van Dam
as Mrs. Harris
Bruce French
as Dr. Lincoln
Gwen van Dam
as Mrs. Harris
Rita Taggart
as Johnson
Pat Corley
as Harris
Olivia Cole
as Corrine
Marc McClure
as Highschool Class President
Danny Tucker
as Monty
Gary Lee Davis
as Marine Recruiter
Mary Gregory
as Martha Vickery
Arthur Rosenberg
as Bruce
Mary Jackson
as Fleta Wilson
Tony Santoro
as Porsche Policeman
Dennis Rucker
as Marine at Party
Ron Amador
as Beany
Beeson Carroll
as Captain Carl Delise
Willie Tyler
as Virgil
Stacey Pickren
as Sophie
David Clennon
as Tim
Charles Cyphers
as Pee Wee
Ken Augustine
as Ken
Jonathan Banks
as Marine at Party
Teresa Hughes
as Nurse De Groot

Crew

Hal Ashby
Director
Jerome Hellman
Producer
Nancy Dowd
Screenwriter
Waldo Salt
Screenwriter
Haskell Wexler
Cinematographer
Don Zimmerman
Editor
Jennifer Parsons
Costume Designer
Silvio Scarano
Costume Designer
Ann Roth
Costume Designer
Buzz Knudson
Sound/Sound Designer
Chuck Myers
First Assistant Director
Donald Thorin
Camera Operator
June Samson
Script Supervisor
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