In 1942 everyone loved a soldier
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 19 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 1, 2005
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane, Lisa Eichhorn, Rachel Roberts, Chick Vennera, Arlen Dean Snyder, Annie Ross, Tom Nolan, John Ratzenberger, Jeremy Newson, Harry Ditson, Antony Sher, George Harris, Everett McGill, Al Matthews & Tom Nolan|
|Directed by||John Schlesinger|
|Edited by||Jim Clark|
|Written by||Colin Welland & Walter Bernstein|
|Cinematography by||Dick Bush|
|Produced by||Joseph Janni & Lester Persky|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"The Yanks are overpaid, oversexed and over here," an English joke about the influx of American troops in Britain.
Yanks, a tribute to sentimental war movies as much as to the camaraderie of war, concentrates on murmurs of the middle-class heart. And in its soft-spoken fidelity to the domestic emotions, it is indeed gorgeous. Full Review
Yanks charts the difficulties of wartime love affairs. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Rating: 3/5 -- A great period film, full of authenticity. A fine early performance by Gere.
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Rating: 3/5 -- Big looking, expensive, production starring Richard Gere is hardly worth it.
Rating: 4/5 -- Finely made John Schlesinger film is worth another look.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
The mise-en-scène is good, as well as the actors, gags, and landscapes. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
From early 1942 until D-Day, several million Americans landed in Britain on their way to fight at the European front. To the war-weary British, many of these troops were "overpaid and oversexed." But despite the resentment, many memorable friendships developed between the lonely American soldiers and the English women in the villages.
With a nation at war and thousands of men abroad, the stage was set for romantic dalliances between English women and American soldiers stationed in the countryside. The film follows several relationships that blossom during this tense period: the older and more mature Helen and John maintain a sexually tense but chaste friendship, while impetuous Mollie and Danny cast caution and clothing aside without a care. And Jean and Matt begin a serious, thoughtful love affair, although Jean has a boyfriend who's serving overseas. But eventually war intercedes, and the soldiers must leave their new romances to go off to battle.
- Additional cast: Martin Smith (Geoff) and Simon Harrison (Tim).
- Lisa Eichhorn made her screen acting debut in "Yanks."
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