People remember Jack Sommersby. They know him as a bitter, loutish man. But when Jack returns home after the Civil War, he's tender, caring and resourceful. Has the war changed him? Or is the man calling himself Jack Sommersby an imposter? Richard Gere and Jodie Foster portray Jack and Laurel Sommersby, whose love grows as suspicion about Jack mounts. If he isn't the man she married, Laurel knows he is the man she always wanted. But an ultimate test of their love and Jack's identity awaits for Jack must stand trail for his life and the outcome makes one thing sure: you'll remember Sommersby.