Richard Gere
Director: John Schlesinger Cast: Richard Gere
Richard Gere
, Lisa Eichhorn
Lisa Eichhorn
, Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
John Schlesinger

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John Schlesinger directs the war romance Yanks, based on the story by Colin Welland. Set in England at the end of WWII, the story concerns three American GIs and their affairs with British women of varying social status. The central romance concerns Sgt. Matt Dyson (Richard Gere) and Jean Moreton (Lisa Eichhorn making her film debut), who is the daughter of shopkeepers (Rachel Roberts and Tony Melody). He falls in love with her but she is still infatuated with her boyfriend Ken (Derek Thompson). Higher up on the class scale, the officer John (William Devane) has a brief extramarital affair with socialite Helen (Vanessa Redgrave). The third pairing involves Sgt. Danny Ruffelo (Chick Vennera) in a fling with Mollie (Wendy Morgan). Eventually, the Americans and the Britains find themselves surrounded by racism at a New Year's Eve dance. Annie Ross from the vocal jazz group Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross appears briefly as a Red Cross nurse. Yanks won two BAFTA awards in 1980: to Shirley Russell for Best Costume Design and to Rachel Roberts for Best Supporting Actress.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2005
UPC: 0025192354823
Original Release: 1979
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:19:00
Sales rank: 25,877

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Gere Sgt. Matt Dyson
Lisa Eichhorn Jean Moreton
Vanessa Redgrave Helen
William Devane John
Rachel Roberts Clarrie Moreton
Chick Vennera Sgt. Danny Ruffelo
Wendy Morgan Mollie
Annie Ross Red Cross Lady
Tony Melody Mr. Jim Moreton
Martin Smith Geoff Moreton
Philip Whileman Billy Rathbone
Derek Thompson Ken
Simon Harrison Tim
David Baxt Actor
Anne Dyson Actor
Joan Hickson Mrs. Moody
Arlen Dean Snyder Henry
Tom Nolan Tom G.I. Drummer
John Ratzenberger Corporal Cook
Jeremy Newson Mechanic
Harry Ditson Officer in Stores
John Cassidy G.I. at Cinema
Antony Sher G.I. at Cinema
George Harris Black Driver
Everett McGill White G.I. at Dance
Al Matthews Black G.I. at Dance
Eugene Lipinski Barman in Ireland
Ray Hassett Pilot
Weston Gavin Officer at Airfield
Pearl Hackney Aunt Maud
Paula Tilbrook Neighbour
Paul Luty Ted the Publican
David Miller Bereaved Father
Caroline Blakiston Golfing Friend
Donald Pickering Golfing Friend
Patrick Durkin Master of Ceremonies
Joe Gladwin Plumber at Camp
Nat Jackley Postman
Margaret Lacey Woman at Hotel
Rachel Davies Girl in Club
Stephen Whittaker Merchant Seaman
Janet Dale Girl with Baby
June C. Ellis Mrs. Shenton

Technical Credits
John Schlesinger Director
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
Walter Bernstein Screenwriter
Millie Burns Art Director
Dick Bush Cinematographer
Jim Clark Editor
Eleanor Fazan Choreography
Joseph Janni Producer
Simon Kaye Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Morris Production Designer
Lester Persky Producer
Simon Relph Asst. Director
Shirley Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Wally Schneiderman Makeup
Joel Siegel Songwriter
Colin Welland Screenwriter

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