In Love and War

1996

In Love and War

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11%

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Total Count: 27

50%

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This romantic biography, based on the diaries and letters of former Army nurse Agnes von Kurowosky, follows the woman's efforts to keep 19-year-old Ernest Hemingway from losing his shrapnel-wounded leg. As Hemingway recovers, he finds himself falling for the pretty nurse and begins trying to get her attention.

Cast

Sandra Bullock
as Agnes von Korowsky
Chris O'Donnell
as Ernest Hemingway
Mackenzie Astin
as Henry Villard
Emilio Bonucci
as Domenico Caracciolo
Ingrid Lacey
as Elsie `Mac' MacDonald
Margot Steinberg
as Mabel `Rosie' Rose
Colin Stinton
as Tom Burnside
Ian Kelly
as Jimmy McBride
Tara Hugo
as Katherine `Gumshoe' De Long
Rocco Quarzell
as Roberto Zardini
Vincenzo Nicoli
as Enrico Biscaglia
Carlo Croccolo
as town mayor
Gigi Vivan
as Italian child
Giuseppe Bonato
as grandfather
Allegra Di Carpegna
as Loretta Cavanaugh
Diane Witter
as Adele Brown
Mindy Lee Raskin
as Charlotte Anne Miller
Tracy Hostmyer
as Ruth Harper
Kaethe Cherney
as Veta Markley
Lauren Booth
as Anna Scanlon
Rebecca Craig
as Elena Crouch
Frances Riddelle
as Katherine Smith
Wendi Peters
as Emily Rahn
Valeria Fabbri
as Anna Maria
Quinto Rolman
as Italian Man
Raph Taylor
as Francesco
George Rossi
as Triage Medic
Todd Curran
as Skip Talbot
Matthew Sharp
as Joseph Larkin
Nicholas Brooks
as Louis Burton
Nick Brooks
as Louis Burton
Tom Goodman-Hill
as Houston Kenyon
Tim McDonell
as adjutant
Vincenzo Ricotta
as Italian officer
Reno Porcaro
as Italian photographer
Bruno Majean
as Alberto Zardini
Joseph Long
as Italian doctor
Bruce Lidington
as American surgeon
Kay Hawtry
as Grace Hemingway
Colin Fox
as Dr. Hemingway
Kay Hawtrey
as Grace Hemingway
Elena Smirnowa
as Leicester Hemingway
Roseline Garland
as Carol Hemingway
Evan Smirnow
as Leicester Hemingway
Avery Saltzman
as Oak Leaves Reporter
Rodger Barton
as Sun Times Reporter
Richard Blackburn
as Tribune Reporter
Philippe Leroy
as Count Sergio Caracciolo
Laura Martelli
as Isabella Caracciolo
Cyril Taylor
as maitre d'
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Critic Reviews for In Love and War

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Audience Reviews for In Love and War

  • Mar 01, 2010
    <div style="width:475px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/in-love-and-war-7545684"><img src="http://content6.flixster.com/photo/75/45/68/7545684_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div>(1996 Director: Richard Attenborough) Well I haven't finished this movie. Friend loaned it to me. The movie was among several loaned to me by a good friend for viewing while my Father was with us (in his last year)... Good story line--WW I where Sandra Bullock plays a nurse to Ernest Hemingway (Chris O'Donnell) . My recollection is that it is set at a time when salvaging a severly injury leg was NOT aided by antibiotics since they had NOT been discovered yet!@ Stars a very very very young Chris O'Donnell. as the young Hemingway What a hottie!! [more review to follow] Hemingway in Love and War: The Lost Diary of Agnes Von Kurowsky by Agnes Von Kurowsky, Ernest Hemingway
    Teresa S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 22, 2009
    Very frustrating how people fall in lust, mistake it for love, screw up their lives and then let bitterness and anger control them. What a depressing movie.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Nov 27, 2007
    This romantic historical drama is based on the diaries of Agnes Von Kurowsky, who while serving as a nurse during World War I had a love affair with a young man who would later become one of the great literary figures of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway. In 1918, 18-year-old Hemingway has volunteered to fight in the great war; while he goes into battle imagining it to be a lark, he soon discovers that the realities of warfare are far more grim, and during a shelling attack in Italy, his leg is severely wounded. Hemingway has taken a great deal of shrapnel, and the doctors at the field hospital decide that amputation would be the quickest and most effective way to deal with the injury. However, the idea of losing a leg horrifies Hemingway, and he pleads with Agnes (Sandra Bullock), the Austrian nurse looking after him, not to let the doctors cut off his limb. Moved by Hemingway's concern, Agnes convinces the doctors to pursue other treatments, and she looks after him during his long and difficult convalescence. Love and passion bloom between the young and naive soldier and the 26-year-old nurse, but while he's eager for her to return home with him as he follows his muse as a writer, she regards him not as the love of her life but as a passing fling and thinks that he's too young to marry. Agnes eventually sends Hemingway a "Dear John" letter; later Hemingway would use her as the basis for several characters in his novels and short stories, not always flatteringly. In Love and War was directed by Richard Attenborough, previously an Academy Award winner for Gandhi.
    Martin D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 29, 2007
    Good cast. Heartwarming movie about love during WWI. Chris plays a young Ernest Hemingway who falls for an older nurse during the war.
    Candy R Super Reviewer

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