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Teenager Samantha Hughes (Emily Lloyd) of Hopewell, KY, is pretty, headstrong...and curious. About the father she never knew – and about the war that took him away. The war nobody wants to remember. Bruce Willis plays a reclusive vet and Lloyd his niece in In Country, which reveals a family's struggle to heal the wounds of Vietnam. Directed by Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night), the film captures the horror of battle – and the disillusionment of a soldier who thought war meant glory and discovered it also means both pain and fear. A poignant final scene – the family's emotional visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. – caps a powerful movie that "steers a straight and stirring passage to the heart" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).
© 1989 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Critics Consensus: With a slow build to a dramatic conclusion, In Country benefits largely from its strong acting, particularly by Emily Lloyd in the lead role.
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- Release Date:September 15, 1989
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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