A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

R 09/18/1998 (US) Drama 2h 7m

The city of lights. A famous American author and the decade that changed a generation...forever.


This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience health problems. Living in France with his wife, daughter, and an adopted son, the family travels an unconventional road which casts them as outsiders to others. Preaching a sexual freedom, his daughter's sexual discovery begins at an early age and betrays her when the family moves to Hanover in America. Her overt sexuality clashes with the values of her teenage American peers and gives her a problematic reputation. Meanwhile, her brooding brother copes with his own interior pain regarding his past, only comfortable communicating within the domestic space.

  1. James Ivory

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Kaylie Jones


  3. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kris Kristofferson

    Kris Kristofferson

    Bill Willis

  2. Leelee Sobieski

    Leelee Sobieski

    Charlotte Anne 'Channe' Willis, Age 14

  3. Jane Birkin

    Jane Birkin

    Mrs. Fortescue

  4. Barbara Hershey

    Barbara Hershey

    Marcella Willis

  5. Dominique Blanc

    Dominique Blanc


  6. Virginie Ledoyen

    Virginie Ledoyen

    Billy's Mother

  7. Jesse Bradford

    Jesse Bradford

    Billy Willis, Age 14

  8. Isaach De Bankolé

    Isaach De Bankolé

    Mamadou (as Isaac De Bankole)

  9. Harley Cross

    Harley Cross

    Keith Carter

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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Budget -

Revenue $1,782,005.00


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