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


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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 ...  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


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

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Drama | History | Romance | War







Release Date:

24 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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Drugi front See more »

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Lorimar Television See more »
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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 »


Referenced in The Perfect Pitch (2002) See more »


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Written by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
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i'll be seeing last!
2 July 2004 | by mikaj-1See all my reviews

I'ts been ten years since Homefront aired here in the backside of Scandinavia, and coincidentally i've been kicking myself that same amount of time for not taping it when i had a chance. Fortunately someone in our notorious channel 3 got a brainstorm and now i have a second chance to appreciate one of the very best dramasoaps ever made. Period dramas are quite tricky and i'm still baffled that ABC ever showed green light to this one, and two seasons ain't bad in that context. If somebody would try to launch Homefront nowadays i wouldn't bet a nickel for it lasting even one full season, the times surely have changed that much since early 90's. Anyway, if you haven't visited River Run Ohio circa 1946, please do, you don't regret it! This series offered best production values, damn good drama and ensemble cast that was just amazing. Being male i must give special commendation for Kelly Rutherford portraying babelicious Judy Owens, that girl could compete with the original femme fatales any day. Let's hope that somebody somewhere will get another brainstorm and get this series in DVD format, like the man says in the song, gotta ac-cen-tu-ate the positive. Fore Daddy-O!

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