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Feature Film - Coming Home

Coming Home (1978)

Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine. Directed by Hal Ashby

Sally Bender (Fonda) is the wife of a Marine captain (Dern) in the United States Army. He is sent to Vietnam and Sally is left alone. With nothing else to do, she decides to volunteer at a local veteran's hospital, where she meets Luke (Voigt), who went to high school with her. Luke was wounded and is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. When Sally begins to fall in love with him, she has to make a crucial decision about her life.

Coming Home won three Oscars: Best Actress(Fonda) Best Actor (Voight) and Best Original Screenplay (Nancy Dowd, Waldo Salt and Robert C. Jones) and was nominated in five other categories.

Fonda and Voigt also took Golden Globes in the same categories, and the movie won many international awards.

Source -

Once I Was was used in the final scenes of Coming Home.(See below)

NOTE: This clip contains brief nudity and strong language.


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