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The Homecoming (1973)

Release Date:October 29, 1973
Running time:111 minutes
Cast:Paul Rogers, Ian Holm, Michael Jayston, Vivien Merchant, Cyril Cusack
Director:Peter Hall
Producer:Ely A. Landau, Ben Baker
Writer:Harold Pinter
Distributor:The American Film Theatre

Description: In The Homecoming, adapted from the play by Harold Pinter, Michael Jayston brings his wife Vivien Merchant home to visit his long-estranged family. Jayston's father Paul Rogers is a washout, his uncle Cyril Cusack is on the edge of senility, and his brothers Ian Holm and Terence Rigby are, respectively, a slimy pimp and a brutish boxer. The sparser the dialogue, the thicker the tension in the air. Though British in origin, The Homecoming was presented as part of the American Film Theatre series.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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