In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.

  1. Anthony Minghella

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Charles Frazier


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Status Released

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  • December 24, 2003
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 34m

Budget $79,000,000.00

Revenue $173,013,509.00

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