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Sommersby

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Sommersby

Release Date: February 05, 1993

Year    :   1993
Slogan    :   «She knew his face. His touch. His voice. She knew everything about him ... But the truth.»
Genres    :   Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Production Companies    :   Canal+, Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films
Director    :   Jon Amiel
Producers    :   Suzanne Smith, Arnon Milchan, Steven Reuther, Richard Gere, Billy Hopkins, Maggie Wilde, Cydney Bernard, Mary McLaglen, Scott Elias, Chris Furia, Nicole Furia
Writers    :   Nicholas Meyer, Anthony Shaffer, Sarah Kernochan
RunTime    :   109 mins.
Budget    :   30000000
Revenue    :   140081992

Set in the South just after the US Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband, believed killed in battle. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he suddenly 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.




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