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5th Apr '16 12:51:13 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1978 film directed by Hal Ashby, ''Coming Home'' starred Creator/JonVoight and Creator/JaneFonda, both of whom won [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]] for their roles along with the filmís screenplay.

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A 1978 film directed by Hal Ashby, ''Coming Home'' starred stars Creator/JonVoight and Creator/JaneFonda, both of whom won [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]] for their roles along with the filmís screenplay.
5th Apr '16 12:50:46 PM Mdumas43073
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4th Apr '16 5:29:19 PM Mdumas43073
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Housewife Sally Benderís (Fonda) husband Bob (Creator/BruceDern) goes off to ĎNam, so she decides to volunteer at a veteranís hospital. There, she meets with an old classmate, Luke (Voight), now a paraplegic after his tour of duty. She fills the deep void in her life by having an affair with Luke. Things get really complicated when Bob comes home and Luke takes up protesting the War.

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Housewife Sally Benderís (Fonda) husband Bob (Creator/BruceDern) goes off to ĎNam, [[VietnamWar Vietnam]], so she decides to volunteer at a veteranís hospital. There, she meets with an old classmate, Luke (Voight), now a paraplegic after his tour of duty. She fills the deep void in her life by having an affair with Luke. Things get really complicated when Bob comes home and Luke takes up protesting the War.
4th Apr '16 5:27:56 PM Mdumas43073
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4th Apr '16 5:27:45 PM Mdumas43073
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->''The reason why I'm here is because a buddy of mine who'd been in 'Nam took his own life today. This is kind of a funeral service. And I'm here because I'm trying to tell people, man, if we want to commit suicide, we have plenty of reasons to do it right here at home. We don't have to go to Vietnam to find reasons to kill ourselves. I just don't think we should be over there.''

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->''The ->''"The reason why I'm here is because a buddy of mine who'd been in 'Nam took his own life today. This is kind of a funeral service. And I'm here because I'm trying to tell people, man, if we want to commit suicide, we have plenty of reasons to do it right here at home. We don't have to go to Vietnam to find reasons to kill ourselves. I just don't think we should be over there.''"''
4th Jan '16 4:34:09 AM Folamh3
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* WeddingRingRemoval: See SuicideBySea. The fact that Bob takes his ring off after learning of Sally's infidelity rather strongly suggests that trope.
2nd Dec '15 7:10:23 AM gallium
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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGrowYonder: Sally has an affair with Luke while Bob is away in Vietnam.

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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGrowYonder: AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder: Sally has an affair with Luke while Bob is away in Vietnam.
2nd Dec '15 7:09:57 AM gallium
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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGrowYonder: Sally has an affair with Luke while Bob is away in Vietnam.



* SuicideBySea: Rather strongly implied at the end of the movie when Bob takes off all his clothes and goes swimming out into the ocean after finding out that Sally cheated on him, but not definitely stated.

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** And then Bob, who is alienated from his home life even before finding out Sally cheated on him.
* SuicideBySea: Rather strongly implied at the end of the movie when Bob takes off all his clothes clothes, including his wedding ring, and goes swimming out into the ocean after finding out that Sally cheated on him, but not definitely stated.him.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Bob is rather unpleasantly surprised.
--> "What I'm saying is! I don't belong in this house, and they say I don't belong over there!"
30th Nov '15 2:11:10 PM gallium
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* SuicideBySea: Rather strongly implied at the end of the movie when Bob takes off all his clothes and goes swimming out into the ocean after finding out that Sally cheated on him, but not definitely stated.
29th Nov '15 8:31:33 AM gallium
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: One of Bob's friends confidently asserts that the North Vietnamese have "shot their wad" after the Tet Offensive.
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