Morgan Stewart's Coming Home
|Morgan Stewart's Coming Home|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Alan Smithee
|Produced by||Stephen J. Friedman|
|Written by||Ken Hixon
David N. Titcher
|Story by||David N. Titcher|
|Music by||Peter Bernstein|
|Cinematography||Richard E. Brooks|
|Edited by||Robert Lederman|
|Distributed by||New Century Vista Film Company|
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home is a 1987 comedy film starring Jon Cryer, Viveka Davis, Paul Gleason, Nicholas Pryor and Lynn Redgrave. The screenplay was written by Ken Hixon and David N. Titcher. The film was also released as Home Front and Homefront Riviera in some countries. The film was directed by Paul Aaron/Terry Winsor, but upon release the director was listed as "Alan Smithee", a name often used when directors ask to remove their names from a picture.
The film stars Cryer as the son of a Republican senator who has spent most of his life away at boarding school. An eccentric boy who is a fan of horror films, his personality does not fit in with the carefully calculated conservative image his mother (Redgrave) has designed for their family. He is brought home to help with his father's campaign for re-election as Senator, and unwittingly discovers that others are setting the family up for the fall. With the help of a zany new girlfriend (Davis) he manages to save the day, and loosen up his family in the process.
Production Company: Kings Road Entertainment
- 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
- Lincoln Memorial—east side
- Riggs Bank—Lafayette Park
- Rock Creek Parkway
- Washington Monument
- White House—North Side
- Charlottesville, VA—Downtown Mall & Fashion Square Mall
- Richmond, VA—The University of Richmond campus
- Miller School of Virginia, Crozet Virginia
- In the French version, the film title has been translated into one of the longest film titles ever: Qu'il est dur d'être farceur, d'aimer la musique pop et les films d'horreur quand on a un père qui se présente aux élections, which means "How tough it is to be a prankster, to like pop music and horror films when you have a father who is presenting himself in the elections".
- This film was filmed prior to Jon Cryer's starring role in Pretty in Pink, but was only released after that film became successful.
- Morgan Stewart's Coming Home at the Internet Movie Database
- Morgan Stewart's Coming Home at AllMovie
- New York Times review