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Regarding Henry (1991)

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

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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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Storyline

Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. As if that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry 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:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Harrison Ford nearly turned down the role of Henry because the character was a trial lawyer. He had just played one in Presumed Innocent (1990), and was afraid of being typecast. He took the role when he realized that Henry would only be functioning as a lawyer for the first ten minutes of the film. 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

Henry: That table in my dining room is not the table I ordered. That table looks like a... Goddamn turtle. I demand the table I ordered within the next few days.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Regarding Carter (2018) See more »

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WALKING ON THE MOON
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An underappreciated classic
26 June 2001 | by RebochanSee all my reviews

First, I won't lie to you. I love Harrison Ford. That doesn't mean that I instantly love everything he does (*cough*SABRINA*cough*). That said, this film really shows him off and also deals with a very real topic.

Many people say this film is manipulative, but I don't see it, and I'm usually the first one to roll my eyes at something being overdone. The characters were believable, though Harrison Ford easily outshines the others. Playing someone with a disability is very, very difficult, yet he does it so flawlessly that you really believe that he is brain-damaged.

The plot: Harrison Ford, as Henry Turner, is a cutt-throat lawyer who seems to have lost sight of life. Yea, he's a total jerk, but this first segment is pretty crucial. This movie has a habit of bringing back seemingly unimportant things (for example, Henry's opinion of the table). However, one night after winning a case defending a hospital in a malpractice suit, Henry is off to buy cigarettes and winds up being shot by a panicked robber at the convenience store (The robber is played by John Leguizamo, by the way-probably jealous that Ford is a much better actor). The bullets hit Henry in the head and he is brain-damaged. Now, he must slowly start his life over again, trying to re-learn speech, tying shoes, and remembering who he used to be. Of course, once he learns what an a**hole he used to be and the rotten people he was associated with, he is forced to make some choices about his life.

There are some really great scenes in here. In particular, the entire mystery of why Henry remembers the word "Ritz" actually plays a major role in the film. Annette Bening is good as the wife who is trying to help her husband regain his own life and aquainting herself with the new Henry. It cannot be stressed enough how stellar Ford's performance is. Even if you hate the script, you'll have to admit that he is completely convincing as Henry. This role is a real change for someone well-known for playing Han Solo and Indiana Jones.

This movie is definetly worth a rental, if just for seeing Harrison Ford's Oscar-worthy acting job.


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