Regarding Henry

Regarding Henry

Mike Nichols (1991)

12 Certificate


Our Score
What looked like a sure-fire winner on paper - ruthless high-flying lawyer Harrison Ford fights back from brain injury and becomes a better person in the process - in fact emerged as a rather cold, lacklustre affair. Ford, who can be unnervingly emotionless on screen, was simply the wrong choice for the role, and director Mike Nichols invests the action with so much gloss and polish you feel as if your brain is swimming in an oil slick. Annette Bening looks lovely and gives one of the film's better performances, but from the start it's hard to sympathise with the family and their plight. A cynical, manipulative exercise that remains compulsively watchable despite its flaws thanks to the star power on board.


An unscrupulous New York lawyer with no qualms about doing whatever it takes to succeed is forced to start life afresh after a shooting incident renders him brain-damaged - and utterly dependent on the people he has treated badly for so long. Mike Nichols' drama, starring Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Bill Nunn, Mikki Allen and Donald Moffat.

Cast & Crew

Henry Turner Harrison Ford
Sarah Turner Annette Bening
Bradley Bill Nunn
Rachel Turner Mikki Allen
Charlie Donald Moffat
Rosella Aida Linares
Jessica Elizabeth Wilson
Phyllis Robin Bartlett
Bruce Bruce Altman
Linda Palmer Rebecca Miller
Court clerk R M Haley
Mr Matthews Stanley H Swerdlow
Mrs Matthews Julie Follansbee
George John MacKay
Julia Mary Gilbert
Doorman Peter Appel
Director Mike Nichols
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD