The Homecoming (film)

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The Homecoming
Directed by Peter Hall
Produced by Ely Landau
Written by Harold Pinter
Starring Paul Rogers
Ian Holm
Cyril Cusack
Terence Rigby
Michael Jayston
Vivien Merchant
Cinematography David Watkin
Edited by Rex Pyke
Distributed by American Film Theatre
Release date
October 29, 1973 (US)
Running time
111 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English

The Homecoming is a 1973 British-American drama film directed by Peter Hall based on the play of the same name by Harold Pinter. The film was screened at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, but was not entered into the main competition.[1]


Teddy (Michael Jayston) brings his wife (Vivien Merchant) home to meet his estranged family.[2]


All cast members from the play's first performance in 1965 reprise their roles here,[3] with the exception of Cyril Cusack and Michael Jayston who replace John Normington and Michael Bryant respectively.

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  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Homecoming". Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Plot Synopsis". Allmovie. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  3. ^ Pinter, Harold (1997). Plays 3. London: Faber and Faber. p. 14. ISBN 0571193838. 

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