About

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin, a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance.

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Directed by

Hal Ashby

Written by

Waldo Salt (Screenplay)
Robert C. Jones (Screenplay)
Nancy Dowd (Story)

Runtime

127 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A man who believed in war! A man who believed in nothing! And a woman who believed in both of them!

Cast

Keywords

love wheelchair hospital california 1960s vietnam post traumatic stress disorder marine volunteer paraplegic

Photos

Lists

#78 on AFI's 100 years...100 passions AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Jon Voight

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing