Yanks (1979)





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Movie Info

In this drama, sleepy English village life is interrupted when a group of young American soldiers are stationed nearby during World War II. With all of the able British men off fighting the war, the lonely women develop a variety of relationships with the young American men. Three couples come together, but only one pair endures the forces which work to separate them.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Walter Bernstein, Colin Welland
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 1, 2005
Universal Pictures


as Matt Dyson

as Jean Moreton

as Mollie

as Mrs. Moreton

as Mr. Moreton

as Barmaid

as Red Cross Lady

as Tom G.I. Drummer

as Corporal Cook

as Mechanic

as Officer in Stores

as G.I. at Cinema

as G.I. at Cinema

as Black Driver

as G.I. in hospital

as White G.I. at Dance

as Black G.I. at Dance

as Barman in Ireland

as Neighbour

as Officer at Airfield

as Ted the Publican

as Helen's daughter

as Golfing Friend

as Golfing Friend

as Master of Ceremonies

as Aunt Maud

as Postman

as Woman at Hotel

as Girl in Club

as Merchant Seaman

as Girl with Baby

as Mrs. Shenton

as Plumber at Camp

as Bereaved Father
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Critic Reviews for Yanks

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Big looking, expensive, production starring Richard Gere is hardly worth it.

November 1, 2008

A great period film, full of authenticity. A fine early performance by Gere.

December 18, 2004
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Finely made John Schlesinger film is worth another look.

March 29, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Yanks

Three American servicemen stationed in Britain carry on relationships with British women.
Essentially a melodrama, Yanks is unique only in its direction by John Schlesinger who follows his Sunday Bloody Sunday vein and focuses on a finely drawn character study. However, like Sunday Bloody Sunday too little happens and, unique to Yanks, the characters don't rise above stereotypes. One American is a womanizer, another a stern administrator, and the third a milquetoast romantic.
Lisa Eichhorn plays torn loyalties well, but the rest of the performances are not exceptionally noteworthy.
Overall, there isn't much to like about Yanks, a film that takes no risks with characters that have little charisma.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

This is one of Gere's best. A must see for all fans. Gere is superb with a great supporting cast. The story is set in WWI just before D-Day where Gere falls in love but can't commit for fear of not coming back. This one will tear at your heart strings. Watch on a rainy day and just let it take you back in time to feel what it must have been like with all the fears and uncertainties.

Terry C

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