Welcome Home (1989 film)
Promotional film poster
|Directed by||Franklin Schaffner|
|Written by||Maggie Kleinman|
|Music by||Henry Mancini|
|Cinematography||Fred J. Koenekamp|
|Edited by||Robert Swink|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures
Warner Home Video (UK VHS)
|September 29, 1989|
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.
- Kris Kristofferson as Jake
- JoBeth Williams as Sarah
- Sam Waterston as Woody
- Brian Keith as Harry
- Thomas Wilson Brown as Tyler
- Trey Wilson as Col. Barnes
- John Marshall Jones as Dwayne
- Ken Pogue as Sen. Camden
- Kieu Chinh as Leang
The film was not a box office success.