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The Home Front Details

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A woman finds love during World War II, but is also faced with suspicion and a number of unanswered questions in this period drama. Camille Picou (Tatum O'Neal) is a widow raising two children on her own in a fishing community along Louisiana's Gulf Coast. Camille's late husband had a violent past on the wrong side of the law, and since his passing she and her teenaged children - Florida (Lacey Chabert) and Blue (Patrick McCullough) - have been the subject of a great amount of uncharitable local gossip. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor brings America fully into World War II, German U-boats are occasionally spotted patrolling the waters off the gulf, and occasionally attacking commercial fishing vessels. A Coast Guard ensign, Jack Burwell (Eion Bailey), is sent in to monitor the presence of German ships in the water, and he soon develops a strong interest in Florida. Not trusting Burwell, Camille sends her daughter away, and soon the town is rife with rumors that Camille is an informant to Axis military intelligence. In the midst of this crisis, Dr. Lenz (Julian Sands), a physician exiled from Germany, sets up practice in town, and Camille is given a job as his assistant. Camille becomes romantically involved with Lenz, which only increases the scrutiny against her. The Scoundrel's Wife also stars Tim Curry as Father Antoine, the parish priest; the film was directed by Glen Pitre, who also brought to the screen another memorable look at life in Louisiana, Belizaire the Cajun. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 28, 2003

Cast

Tatum O'Neal
as Camille Picou
Julian Sands
as Dr. Lenz
Tim Curry
as Father Antoine
Lacey Chabert
as Florida Picou
Eion Bailey
as Ensign Jack Burwell
Patrick McCullough
as Blue Picou
Michael Arata
as Commander
Kurt Gerard
as Dieter
John "Spud" McConnell
as Norbert
Lance Spellerberg
as Klaus
Michael Arata
as Commander
John "Spud" McConnell
as Norbert
Kurt Gerard
as Dieter

Crew

Glen Pitre
Director
Peggy Rajski
Producer
Jerry Daigle
Producer
Glen Pitre
Screenwriter
Michelle Benoit
Screenwriter
Uta Briesewitz
Cinematographer
Ernest Troost
Composer (Music Score)
Peter B. Ellis
Editor
Kelly Curley
Production Designer
Michael Arata
Co-producer
Michael Donaldson
Executive Producer
Astrid Brucker
Costume Designer
Felix Andrew
Sound/Sound Designer
Skip Godwin
Sound/Sound Designer
Sharon Howard-Field
First Assistant Director
Nancy Jacobs
First Assistant Director
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