Welcome Home (1989 film)

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Welcome Home
Promotional film poster
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
Written by Maggie Kleinman
Starring Kris Kristofferson
JoBeth Williams
Sam Waterston
Brian Keith
Kieu Chinh
Music by Henry Mancini
Cinematography Fred J. Koenekamp
Edited by Robert Swink
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Rank Organization
Warner Home Video (UK VHS)
Release dates
September 29, 1989
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $16,000,000
Box office $1,048,322

Welcome Home is a 1989 drama film directed by Franklin Schaffner. It stars 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.

The film also stars JoBeth Williams, Brian Keith, and Sam Waterston, with the song "Welcome Home" performed by Willie Nelson. It was Oscar winner Schaffner's final film. It was released almost three months after his death.


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 Asia wife and child.


Box Office[edit]

The film was not a box office success.[1]


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