Coming Home (1978)
Perhaps the most compelling picture ever made about the shattering aftermath of the Vietnam War, Coming Home earned eight Academy Award nominations and won three for Best Actress (Jane Fonda), Actor (Jon Voight) and Original Screenplay. Coming Home is a heartrending and unforgettable examination of a critical period in our nation's history and an uncompromising, extraordinarily moving film directed by the great Hal Ashby (The Last Detail). When Marine Captain Bob Hyde (Bruce Dern, Black Sunday) leaves for Vietnam, his wife Sally (Jane Fonda, Klute) volunteers at a local hospital. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight, Deliverance), a former sergeant whose war injury has left him a paraplegic. Embittered with rage and filled with frustration, Luke finds new hope and confidence through his growing intimacy with Sally. The relationship transforms Sally's feeling about life, love and the horrors of war. And when, wounded and disillusioned, Sally's husband returns home, all three must grapple with the full impact of a brutal distant war that has changed their lives forever. The stellar supporting cast includes Robert Carradine (The Big Red One) and Robert Ginty (The Exterminator).