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Going Home (1971)





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Robert Mitchum delivers a top-notch performance as Harry Graham, a lonely and tender lout of a father who, released from prison after having killed his wife many years ago, has to start anew but must deal with his embittered teenage son Jimmy (Jan-Michael Vincent). Jimmy, seeking vengeance upon his father, tracks him from the prison where he was incarcerated to the run-down seashore community where Harry is now eking out a living in a trailer park with his girlfriend Jenny (Brenda Vaccaro). When Jimmy at last confronts his father face to face, he finds he has to deal with many unresolved emotional barriers in their relationship.

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Robert Mitchum
as Harry K. Graham
Jan-Michael Vincent
as Jimmy Graham
Jason Bernard
as Jimmy at 6
Sally Kirkland
as Ann Graham
Joseph Attles
as Bible Man
Lou Gilbert
as Mr. Katz
Josh Mostel
as Bonelli
Joe Attles
as Bible Man
Lou Criscuolo
as Angry Man
Louis Criscuolo
as Angry Man
Richard Goode
as Pleasant Man
Vicki Sue Robinson
as Hippie Girl
Tim Wallace Murphy
as Bowling Alley Drunk
Jules Sicilia
as Bowling Alley Drunk
Mary Louise Wilson
as Real Estate Lady
Ann Thomas
as Lady in Nursery
Hope Clarke
as Mother at Prison
Lynn Terry
as Night Club Entertainer
Ben Terry
as Night Club Entertainer
Shari Marcell
as Waitress
Hank Luba
as Friends at the Beach
Edward Steinfeld
as Friends at the Beach
Jack C. Harper
as Friends at the Beach
Ginny Heller
as Friends at the Beach
Paula Stewart
as Girl at Trailer Park
Carol Wilkerson
as Girl at Prison
Winkie Miller
as Girl at Party
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Critic Reviews for Going Home

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Going Home is a fairly awful melodrama that's worth seeing primarily for the presence of Robert Mitchum. Not that he's especially good... It's just that he's there, the kind of screen presence that draws your attention.

October 30, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Old sleepy-eyed Robert Mitchum and Brenda Vaccaro with that edge-of-toughness voice of hers are capable of making something out of nothing. But even with them in it, Going Home remains pretty much a nothing.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Aside from the winning brooding performance by Robert Mitchum, this somber melodrama, a tortured father and son relationship film, is a downer.

August 17, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Going Home

For it's time, it's a gritty film with it's subject matter and all and it is one of those films that once you start to watch, you want to continue watching to find out what happens rather than being entertained throughout.

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