When Marine Captain Bob Hyde (Bruce Dern) leaves for Vietnam, his wife Sally (Jane Fonda) volunteers at a local hospital. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a former sergeant whose war injury has left him a paraplegic. Embittered with rage and filled with frustration, Luke finds new hope and confidence through his growing intimacy with Sally. The relationship also transforms Sally's feelings about life, love and the horrors of war. And when, wounded and disillusioned, Sally's husband returns home, all three must grapple with the full impact of a brutal, distant war that has changed their lives forever.
A fantastic film dealing with post Vietnam vets and the women in their lives. A thoughtful insight into how war affects the psyche of men and women. Terrific performances from the three leads, especially Fonda picking up the Oscar for best actress for her endeavours.