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Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he returns, Laurel has mixed emotions. It appears that Jack has changed a great deal, leading some people to believe that this is not actually Jack but an imposter. Laurel herself is unsure, but willing to take the man into her home, and perhaps later into her heart...

  1. Sarah Kernochan


  2. Jon Amiel


  3. Anthony Shaffer


  4. Nicholas Meyer


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster

    Laurel Sommersby

  2. Richard Gere

    Richard Gere

    John Robert Sommersby/Horace Townsend

  3. Bill Pullman

    Bill Pullman

    Orin Meecham

  4. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Judge Barry Conrad Issacs

  5. Lanny Flaherty

    Lanny Flaherty


  6. William Windom

    William Windom

    Reverend Powell

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

Budget -

Revenue $140,081,992.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • February 5, 1993
    PG-13, Theatrical



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