DIRECTOR: HAL ASHBY
CAST: JANE FONDA, JON VOIGHT, BRUCE DERN, PENELOPE MILFORD, ROBERT CARRADINE
Set during the Vietnam War but released three years after its conclusion, this wrenching story about a nation and a marriage splitting apart originated in the early ’70s as a Fonda-conceived project. Her friend Ron Kovic, the paraplegic Vietnam veteran and anti-war activist, is the clear inspiration for Jon Voight’s Luke, a paralyzed G.I. with whom Fonda’s Sally begins a transformative affair while her despotic marine captain husband (Bruce Dern) is deployed to Southeast Asia to oversee more carnage.
Coming Home is screening as part of the Jane Fonda In The '70s series.