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Known as: Sommersby
Online Status: Owned on UV
Price at time of addition: Unknown
Category: GENERAL
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time: 114 minutes
Studio: Warner Home Video
Theater Release Date: 1993-02-05
Origional Release Date: 1993-02-05
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Widescreen)
Language: English,French
Subtitles: English,French
Director: Jon Amiel
ID: 292
ASIN: 6305558175
UPC: 085391264927
EAN: 9786305558170
MPN: 085391264927
Date last watch: 2012-01-08
Date Added: 2010-08-31
Richard Gere
Jodie Foster
Bill Pullman
James Earl Jones
Lanny Flaherty

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When Jack Sommersby returns home to the South after the Civil War, he is not the man anyone remembers, including his wife. The real test of their newf

Based on the French film, The Return of Martin Guerre (which itself was based on a famous court case), this 1993 film by director Jon Amiel recasts the same essential story in post-Civil War Tennessee, in a dirt-poor town suffering the effects of the South's loss. Jodie Foster plays Laurel Sommersby, a widow whose husband died in the Civil War--or so everyone thinks. Then one day, Jack Sommersby (Richard Gere) strolls back into town and back into Laurel's bed--but he's a changed man. Gone is the selfish, nasty individual no one much liked. In his place is a friendly, sensitive, and resourceful new Jack who not only rekindles the long-dead fire of his marriage, but revives the entire town. Except for one small catch: He may not actually be Jack Sommersby at all. Beautifully shot by Amiel (with a great assist from cameraman Philippe Rousselot) from a script by Nicholas Meyer and Sarah Kernochan, the film features a sturdy, even flinty performance by Foster and a beguiling one by Gere. Though the ending will squeeze the tear ducts, the film earns those tears. --Marshall Fine
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