Going Home (1971 film)

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Going Home
Going Home 1971.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Herbert B. Leonard
Produced by Herbert B. Leonard
Screenplay by Lawrence B. Marcus
Starring Robert Mitchum
Brenda Vaccaro
Music by Bill Walker
Cinematography Fred Jackman Jr.
Edited by Sigmund Neufeld Jr.
Release date
1 December 1971
Running time
97 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

Going Home is a 1971 film directed by Herbert B. Leonard. Jan-Michael Vincent was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best supporting actor but lost to Ben Johnson for his work on The Last Picture Show.[1]


Harry Graham (Mitchum) is a lonely and beaten down man who has recently been released from prison, serving time for murdering his wife many years ago. His son Jimmy (Vincent) is after him seeking justice for his mother's murder. Jimmy tracks Harry down to a run-down seashore community where he is now eking out a living in a trailer park with his girlfriend Jenny (Vaccaro). When Jimmy at last confronts his father face to face, they both know they have to deal with many unresolved emotional barriers in their relationship.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Robert Mitchum Harry K. Graham
Brenda Vaccaro Jenny Benson
Jan-Michael Vincent Jimmy Graham
Sally Kirkland Ann
Josh Mostel Mr. Bonelli
George Mathews Mr. Malloy
Mary Louise Wilson Mrs. Green

Critical reception[edit]

Vincent Canby of The New York Times did not care for the film although he praised its intelligence and some of the actors:

Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times did not care for the film and gave it 2 out of 4 stars:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Golden Globes, USA (1972)
  2. ^ Canby, Vincent (1971-12-02). "Movie Review - Going Home - Mitchum and Brenda Vaccaro Star in 'Going Home' - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Going Home :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews". Rogerebert.suntimes.com. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 

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