Home Fires Burning

Home Fires Burning

Glenn Jordan (1989)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Robert Inman, casting an affectionate glance back towards the golden age of Frank Capra, has no trouble translating the spirit of his novel into a screenplay for director Glenn Jordan. Expertly capturing the detail of American small-town manners and mores, Inman allows the spirit of a country rattled by the Second World War to seep through the personal drama. Barnard Hughes is well cast as the Georgia editor who spits opinions with great relish, only to find his confidence eroded by imminent change.


Three generations of an American family gradually become estranged with the passing of time, but find themselves reconciling with one another when a young son returns to their home in Georgia after service in the Second World War. Drama, starring Barnard Hughes, Bill Pullman, Sada Thompson, Robert J Prosky and Neil Patrick Harris.

Cast & Crew

Jake Tibbetts Barnard Hughes
Lt Henry Tibbetts Bill Pullman
Pastine Tibbetts Sada Thompson
Lonnie Tibbetts Neil Patrick Harris
Rosh Benefield Robert J Prosky
Francine Tibbetts Elizabeth Berridge
Fog Martin Brad Sullivan
Whit Hennessy William Duell
Director Glenn Jordan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence.