Richard Gere
Director: Jon Amiel Cast: Richard Gere
Richard Gere
, Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
, Lanny Flaherty
Lanny Flaherty
Jon Amiel

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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This Americanized remake of the French classic The Return of Martin Guerre (1982) transports the story's setting from the 16th century Gallic countryside to 19th century Tennessee at the conclusion of the U.S. Civil War. Richard Gere stars as Jack Sommersby, a wealthy landowner who returns to his small cotton farming town of Vine Hill three years after the Civil War's end. The defeated Confederate soldier is ready to resume his past life with his young wife Laurel (Jodie Foster). Thinking her husband long dead, however, Laurel has become engaged to Orin Meecham (Bill Pullman), an arrangement she quickly calls off, enraging and embittering Orin. Soon it becomes evident that his experiences have changed Jack thoroughly. A callous and cruel man widely feared before the war, he is now charming and sensitive, offering financial opportunities to an ex-slave and caring for Laurel and his young son. Jack even persuades the town's citizenry that he can rescue their fortunes by pooling resources and switching Vine Hill's chief crop from cotton to tobacco. Jack's scheme works, but Orin becomes increasingly convinced that Jack is in fact an impostor masquerading as the wealthy Sommersby, a suspicion that the smitten and quickly pregnant Laurel secretly shares. When Jack is arrested and charged with a murder he drunkenly committed years before, the court trial leads to some startling revelations about the past.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/2015
UPC: 0024543215783
Original Release: 1993
Rating: PG-13
Source: New Regency
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 7,497

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Gere Jack
Jodie Foster Laurel
Lanny Flaherty Buck
James Earl Jones Judge Issacs
Wendell Wellman Travis
Bill Pullman Orin Meecham
William Windom Reverend Powell
Maury Chaykin Lawyer Dawson
Brett Kelley Little Rob
Clarice Taylor Esther
Frankie R. Faison Joseph
R. Lee Ermey Dick Mead
Richard Hamilton Doc Evans
Dean Whitworth Tom Clemmons
Stan Kelly John Green
Richard Lineback Timothy Fry
Mark Williams Boy #2
Paul Austin KKK #1/Folsom
Frank Taylor KKK #2
Doug Sloan Marshall #2
Ray McKinnon Lawyer Webb
Muse Watson Drifter #1

Technical Credits
Jon Amiel Director
Peter Boyle Editor
Danny Elfman Score Composer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Greg Hull Special Effects
P. Michael Johnston Production Designer
Sarah Kernochan Screenwriter
Mary McLaglen Co-producer
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director
Nicholas Meyer Original Story,Screenwriter
Arnon Milchan Producer
Charles Mitchell Screenwriter
Steven E. Reuther Producer
Richard Gere Executive Producer
Peter Robb-King Makeup
Philippe Rousselot Cinematographer
Bruno Rubeo Production Designer
Marco Rubeo Set Decoration/Design
Jean-Luc Russier Makeup
Michael Seirton Set Decoration/Design
Anthony Shaffer Original Story,Screenwriter
Suzanne Smith Casting
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
Maggie Wilde Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sommersby
1. Homeward Bound (Credits). [4:22]
2. Welcomed In Vine Hill. [3:58]
3. A Family Reunited. [2:38]
4. "Ain't Acting Yourself, Jack." [5:41]
5. This Man In My Kitchen. [3:56]
6. Sizing Up The Farm. [4:21]
7. Gettint This Close. [5:53]
8. Small Foot, Large Idea. [9:26]
9. Working The Farm. [1:59]
10. Jack Returns; Planting. [2:55]
11. Seeds Grow. [3:23]
12. Tale Of A Schoolteacher. [2:12]
13. Good News From Laurel. [1:19]
14. Bad News For Jack. [3:17]
15. "But You've Known All Along." [3:40]
16. "May God Strike Me Dead." [2:22]
17. Night Riders [4:00]
18. Brawl In The Barn. [2:24]
19. Harvest Time. [3:11]
20. Arrested. [2:55]
21. The Trial Begins. [3:16]
22. Orin's Offer. [2:11]
23. The Man In Question. [4:49]
24. A Surprise Witness. [2:08]
25. Jack's Rebuttal. [4:11]
26. From Laurel's Heart. [6:33]
27. "I Knew Horace Townsend." [4:53]
28. "Always You." [3:04]
29. With Each Other. [4:34]
30. End Credits. [3:35]

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