Welcome Home (1989 film)
Promotional film poster
|Directed by||Franklin Schaffner|
|Written by||Maggie Kleinman|
|Music by||Henry Mancini|
|Cinematography||Fred J. Koenekamp|
|Edited by||Robert Swink|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|September 29, 1989|
Welcome Home is a 1989 drama film directed by Franklin Schaffner and starring Kris Kristofferson as a Vietnam War veteran who returns to his family after many years and who tries to readjust to life nearly 20 years later.
Jake Robbins went off to Vietnam, leaving his wife behind to mourn when he is reported missing, presumed dead. Seventeen years later, he unexpectedly returns.
Having been a prisoner of war, Jake was rescued and ended up in Cambodia having a family. Jake's reappearance is a godsend for his father, Harry, but a mixed blessing for wife Sarah, who has moved on with her life.
While old feelings stir in her, Jake confronts the military on how his disappearance was handled, and, more importantly, on how to track down his missing Southeast Asian wife and child.
Box Office and Critical Reception
The film was not a box office success. Movie historian Leonard Maltin's TV, Movie & Video Guide gave the picture 2 out of a possible 4 stars, citing it as "...tolerably sincere at best, embalmed at worst."