Sommersby (1993)

She knew his face. His touch. His voice. She knew everything about him... But the truth.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
  • Release Date: 1993-02-05
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 202 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Canal+
  • Production Country: France, United States of America
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Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he 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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  • Jodie Foster

    as Laurel Sommersby
  • Richard Gere

    as John Robert Sommersby/Horace Townsend
  • Bill Pullman

    as Orin Meecham
  • James Earl Jones

    as Judge Barry Conrad Issacs
  • Lanny Flaherty

    as Buck
  • William Windom

    as Reverend Powell
  • Wendell Wellman

    as Travis
  • Brett Kelley

    as Rob
  • Clarice Taylor

    as Esther
  • Frankie Faison

    as Joseph
  • R. Lee Ermey

    as Dick Mead
  • Ray McKinnon

    as Webb
  • Richard Hamilton

    as Doc Evans
Production Suzanne Smith Casting
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Sound Danny Elfman Original Music Composer
Production Steven Reuther Producer
Production Richard Gere Executive Producer
Camera Philippe Rousselot Director of Photography
Writing Nicholas Meyer Author
Production Billy Hopkins Casting
Art Bruno Rubeo Production Design
Art Michael Seirton Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn Vance Costume Design
Writing Anthony Shaffer Author
Editing Peter Boyle Editor
Directing Jon Amiel Director
Writing Sarah Kernochan Screenplay
Production Maggie Wilde Executive Producer
Production Cydney Bernard Production Manager
Art P. Michael Johnston Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Lovaas Costume Supervisor
Directing Eva Z. Cabrera Script Supervisor