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Regarding Henry (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 10 July 1991 (USA)
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After being shot, a lawyer loses his memory and must relearn speech and mobility, but he has a loving family to support him.

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writer:

J.J. Abrams (as Jeffrey Abrams)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Henry Turner
Annette Bening ... Sarah Turner
Michael Haley Michael Haley ... Court Clerk (as R.M. Haley)
Stanley Swerdlow Stanley Swerdlow ... Mr. Matthews (as Stanley H. Swerdlow)
Julie Follansbee Julie Follansbee ... Mrs. Matthews
Rebecca Miller ... Linda
Bruce Altman ... Bruce, Henry's Partner
Elizabeth Wilson ... Jessica, Henry's Secretary
Donald Moffat ... Charlie Cameron
Kamian Allen Kamian Allen ... Rachel Turner (as Mikki Allen)
Aida Linares Aida Linares ... Rosella
John MacKay John MacKay ... George
Mary Gilbert Mary Gilbert ... Julia
Peter Appel ... Eddie the Doorman
Harsh Nayyar ... Liquor Store Owner
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Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he can't remember anything. As if that weren't enough, he also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, he has a loving wife and daughter to help him. Written by Rob Hartill

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His life was based on power, success, and ruthlessness. Until a bullet made him think again. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Seven years after writing and producing Regarding Henry, J. J. Abrams named his first child Henry. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Henry is asked to identify different wooden shapes as part of his rehabilitation, a nurse removes the wooden circle from the table when Bradley enters the room. When we switch angles and see Henry's face, the wooden circle has not been removed and is still on the table. See more »

Quotes

Bradley: Hey Hank, whatcha doin'?
Henry: Paintin'. Crackers.
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Connections

Referenced in Man Up!: Finessing the Bromance (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

PIANO CONCERTO No. 21 IN C MAJOR
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Camerata Labacensis
Conducted by Kurt Redel
Courtesy of LASERLIGHT
By Arrangement with SOUNDS OF FILM, LTD.
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14 May 2008 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

In a change of pace from his usual "action" type movies, Harrison Ford does a pretty good job here as Henry Turner - a high powered, selfish, self-absorbed, heartless, cold as ice (enough adjectives?) lawyer whose life revolves around work and who ignores both his wife and his young daughter for most of the time. Henry's life undergoes a major change as the result of a shooting, which resulted in massive brain damage. Coming out of his coma, Henry can't talk or walk and has no memory of anything or anyone. He really does start from scratch; a child in a man's body. Much of the movie is then taken up with watching Henry struggle to recover from his trauma.

OK - it's pretty predictable. Point given. (Having said that, I thought the movie might take an unexpected direction when Henry discovered the letters in his wife's dresser.) Predictable though it may be, however, it was still pretty well done I thought, and offers several tug at your heartstring sort of moments that are pretty good. Annette Bening was believable as Henry's wife Sarah, and I thought Mikki Allen did a pretty good job of capturing the essence of their young daughter Rachel - her fear, her confusion. It came across. In my opinion, though, stealing the show was Bill Nunn as Bradley, Henry's physiotherapist who helps him to rebuild a life that's very different from what he had, but is also far more fulfilling.

Ford, I thought, was better as the "new" Henry Turner - recovering from his trauma and turning into a new man. As the cold Henry at the beginning of the movie, he came across to me as almost too cold - a caricature of the heartless lawyer but not quite a believable character. That aside, I found this to be an enjoyable and interesting movie to watch, and the last scene at the school really did touch me. It's certainly not good enough to attain the level of a classic, but it is pretty good. 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fuerza de la verdad See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,146,782, 14 July 1991

Gross USA:

$43,001,500

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,001,500
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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