Coming Home


  • vietnam war veteran

  • anger

  • 1960s

  • homecoming

  • death of brother



Coming Home (1978) [1080p]



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  • A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

  • Sally Bender is the wife of a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is sent over to Vietnam, and Sally is alone. With nothing else to do, she decides to volunteer at a local veteran's hospital, where she meets Luke, who went to high school with Sally. Luke was wounded and is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. When Sally begins to fall in love with Luke, she has to make a crucial decision about her life. —Jwelch5742

  • It's 1968. U.S. Marine Corps Captain Bob Hyde and his wife, Sally Hyde, have traditional conservative views. Theoretically, they understand that Bob's current role in life is to fight and kill for his country in Vietnam. When Bob is eventually sent to Vietnam and into active combat, Sally, who has never been alone in her life, has to figure out how to survive without Bob. On the advice of Vi Munson, the girlfriend of Bob's colleague Sergeant Dink Mobley, who too was shipped to Vietnam, Sally volunteers at the local VA hospital where Vi works. There, Sally's view of life and the war changes as she encounters the many injured veterans who have been emotionally scarred by the war. One of those vets is Sergeant Luke Martin, now a paraplegic who happens to be an acquaintance of Sally's from high school. Luke is now an angry and sullen man due to his experience in Vietnam. Despite Sally's love for Bob never being in question, Luke and Sally begin a relationship based on their current needs, and in the process they begin to look at life a little differently. Their relationship and friendship is put to the test when Bob arrives back from Vietnam earlier than expected, and whose own experience there makes his transition back to life in the U.S. a difficult one. —Huggo


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Scene #1

  • Marine Recruiter
    The Marine Corps builds body, mind and spirit. Thank you.
  • High School Class Pres.
    And now, with a different perspective, we have Luke Martin, combat veteran of the Marine Corps.
  • Luke Martin
    Sergeant, do you mind if I ask you a question?
  • Marine Recruiter
    No, sir.
  • Luke Martin
    Just call me Sergeant. That's what I was. Where were you stationed?
  • Marine Recruiter
  • Luke Martin
    [Luke's speech is spliced with final scene of Capt. Bob Hyde where he is at the beach] You know, you want to be a part of it, patriotic, go out and get your licks in for the U.S. of A. And when you get over there, it's a totally different situation. I mean, you grow up real quick. Because all you're seeing is, um, a lot of death. And I know some of you guys are going to look at the uniformed man and you're going to remember all the films and you're going to think about the glory of other wars and think about some vague patriotic feeling and go off and fight this turkey too. And I'm telling you it ain't like it's in the movies. That's all I want to tell you, because I didn't have a choice. When I was your age, all I got was some guy standing up like that, man, giving me a lot of bullshit, man, which I caught. I was really in good shape then, man. I was captain of the football team. And I wanted to be a war hero, man, I wanted to go out and kill for my country. And now, I'm here to tell you that I have killed for my country or whatever. And I don't feel good about it. Because there's not enough reason, man, to feel a person die in your hands or to see your best buddy get blown away. I'm here to tell you, it's a lousy thing, man. I don't see any reason for it. And there's a lot of shit that I did over there that I find fucking hard to live with. And I don't want to see people like you, man, coming back and having to face the rest of your lives with that kind of shit. It's as simple as that. I don't feel sorry for myself. I'm a lot fucking smarter now than when I went. And I'm just telling you that there's a choice to be made here.

Scene #2

  • Luke Martin
    Do you know that when I dream, I don't have, I'm not in the chair? I don't even have a chair in my dream. I have legs. When I was a kid, I used to jump in my mother's kitchen and touch the ceiling. She used to get pissed off because I'd leave my handprints on the ceiling, you know. I still check the snow reports, the conditions at Mammoth. I'm still the same person. It's funny, people look at me and they see something else; but, they don't see who I am.

Scene #3

  • Luke Martin
    I have killed for my country, or whatever, and I don't feel good about it. Coz there's not enough reason, man, to feel a person die in your hands, or to see your best buddy get blown away.

Screen Shots


  • Coming Home trailer cover


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