Back Home (film)
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|Based on||Back Home novel by Michelle Magorian|
|Written by||David Wood|
|Directed by||Piers Haggard|
|Music by||Ilona Sekacz|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Executive producer(s)||David R. Ginsburg|
|Producer(s)||J. Nigel Pickard|
|Running time||105 minutes|
|Production company(s)||TVS Television|
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Original release||June 7, 1990|
Back Home is a 1990 British-American made-for-television drama film based on Michelle Magorian's novel of the same name. Directed by Piers Haggard, the film starred Hayley Mills, Hayley Carr, Brenda Bruce and Jean Anderson and premiered on Disney Channel on June 7, 1990.
In 2001, a feature film was also made.
Virginia 'Rusty' Dickinson (Hayley Carr) left England during World War II, and comes back home in 1945. During the war she lived in a foster family and in this way absorbed American culture.
She discovers that her family's situation is very different than it was before the war. She meets her mother, Peggy Dickinson (Hayley Mills), and her new five-year-old brother, Charlie. As Rusty returns, her father, Roger Dickinson (Rupert Frazer), is still stationed as a soldier in Burma. When Japan surrenders he comes back home. His old-fashioned behavior and nature make him unhappy with his modern self-sufficient wife, his Americanised daughter and especially Charlie's dislike of his "new" father.
Rusty is sent to boarding school. As she is used to an American school, she finds the teachers and the other pupils very strict. The school's atmosphere makes her suffer and the other pupils mock her for being an American.
- Hayley Mills as Mrs. Peggy Dickinson
- Hayley Carr as Virginia "Rusty" Dickinson
- Adam Stevenson as Charles "Charlie" Dickinson
- Brenda Bruce as The Honourable Lady Beatrice "Beattie" Langley
- Jean Anderson as Grandmother Dickinson
- Rupert Frazer as Mr. Roger Dickinson
- "Hayley Mills: 'Back Home' With Disney latimes.com". latimes.com. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
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