World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly going back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.
Reviews
Popularity
4,813 ( 259)

Episodes

Previous Episode


Monday, April 26, 1993

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2000   1993   1992   1991  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Kyle Chandler ...  Jeff Metcalf 42 episodes, 1991-1997
Sammi Davis ...  Caroline Hailey 42 episodes, 1991-1997
Ken Jenkins ...  Mike Sloan, Sr. 42 episodes, 1991-1997
Mimi Kennedy ...  Ruth Sloan 42 episodes, 1991-1997
Harry O'Reilly Harry O'Reilly ...  Sgt. Charlie Hailey 42 episodes, 1991-1997
Wendy Phillips ...  Anne Metcalf 42 episodes, 1991-1997
Jessica Steen ...  Linda Metcalf 42 episodes, 1991-1997
Dick Anthony Williams ...  Abe Davis 42 episodes, 1991-1997
Hattie Winston ...  Gloria Davis 42 episodes, 1991-1997
Tammy Lauren ...  Ginger Szabo 41 episodes, 1991-1997
Giuliana Santini Giuliana Santini ...  Gina Sloan 41 episodes, 1991-1997
John Slattery ...  Al Kahn 38 episodes, 1991-1997
Sterling Macer Jr. ...  Cpl. Robert Davis 28 episodes, 1991-1992
David Newsom ...  Lt. Hank Metcalf 24 episodes, 1991-1992
Kelly Rutherford ...  Judy Owen 22 episodes, 1992-1997
John DiSanti ...  Sam Schenkkan 20 episodes, 1991-1993
Montrose Hagins ...  Grandmother Davis 20 episodes, 1991-1993
Alexandra Wilson ...  Sarah Brewer 19 episodes, 1991-1992
Learn more

More Like This 

Early Edition (1996–2000)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

His name is Gary Hobson. He gets tomorrow's newspaper today. He doesn't know how. He doesn't know why. All he knows is when the early edition hits his doorstep, he has twenty-four hours to set things right.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis, Fisher Stevens
L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins
Swingtown (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

As America celebrates its 200th birthday, two generations of friends and neighbors in a Chicago suburb explore new freedoms and seek connections with each other in the midst of the socio/sexual revolution.

Stars: Molly Parker, Jack Davenport, Grant Show
Popular (1999–2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello
Peyton Place (1957)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan
Cold Case (2003–2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases", older crimes that have never been solved.

Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn
Holocaust (1978)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community.

Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, Rosemary Harris
Melrose Place (1992–1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Classic serial drama around a group of friends living in Melrose Place, California.

Stars: Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith
Homefront (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A six-episode mini-series which follows the lives of four army wives in the UK.

Stars: Warren Brown, George Costigan, Rosie Day
Herman's Head (1991–1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The four aspects of a man's personality help him get through different situations in life.

Stars: William Ragsdale, Hank Azaria, Jane Sibbett
The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two scientists with a secret time travel project find themselves trapped in the time stream and appearing in notable periods of history.

Stars: James Darren, Robert Colbert, Whit Bissell
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Maxwell
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill
Edit

Storyline

World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly going back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick left Knots Landing (1979), of which they were the head writers from 1986 to 1991, to create and produce this series. Both Knots Landing (1979) and Homefront (1991) were Lorimar Television productions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Perfect Pitch (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
Written by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
(uncredited)
See more »

User Reviews

Wonderful Post WWII Drama
22 July 2004 | by tarataylor1967See all my reviews

Homefront was a wonderful post WWII drama. It showed the viewers what life was like after our "boys" came home from the war. It was a great character study of the post war era, and how things had changed for America and her people.

We saw women who had worked as "Rosie the Riveter" lose their jobs to the returning soldiers. We saw a factory Unionize. We saw immigrants from abroad try to make a life in America. This was the story younger people had never seen before, because our grandparents and parents couldn't capture it quite the way this series did.

This definitely needs to be on DVD


30 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 47 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drugi front See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed