Regarding Henry (1991)

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Combining elements of A Christmas Carol and Rain Man (1988), this modern-day parable of greed and redemption was crafted with generous helpings of sentimentality by director Mike Nicholas. Harrison Ford stars as Henry Turner, a slick, ruthless corporate attorney willing to spin any falsehood to win a case. A bully to his teenage daughter Rachel (Mikki Allen), Henry also cheats on his wife Sarah (Annette Bening) and treats everyone from the maid to his assistant with cruel selfishness. Stepping out to a local mini-market for a pack of cigarettes late one night, Henry accidentally interrupts a burglary and is shot in the head by a stick-up artist. After a long coma, Henry survives only to find that he has no memory and must re-learn everything from reading to tying his shoes. Reborn as a friendly, childlike innocent, Henry charms his therapist (Bill Nunn) and reconnects with his wife and daughter, only to uncover some secrets about how truly appalling he once was.
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PG-13
Genre:
Drama
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Paramount Home Video

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Cast

Annette Bening
as Sarah Turner
Harrison Ford
as Henry Turner
Nancy Marchand
as Mrs. O'Brien
Peter Appel
as Doorman
Robin Bartlett
as Phyllis
Kai Soremekun
as Loretta
J.J. Abrams
as Delivery Boy
James Rebhorn
as Dr. Sultan
Bill Nunn
as Bradley
Donald Moffat
as Charlie
Harsh Nayyar
as Store Owner
Mikki Allen
as Rachel Turner
Mark Irish
as Lawyer
Jimmy Gardner
as Lawyer
Glen Trotiner
as Elevator Man
Henry Stram
as Waiter
Cynthia Martells
as ICU Nurse
Brian Smiar
as Dr. Marx
Andrew Stone
as Charlie's Secretary
Kia Graves
as Jennifer
Anne Stone
as Charlie's Secretary
May Quigley
as Hillary
Suzann O'Neill
as Real Estate Broker
Ralph Byers
as Gerald
Alva Chinn
as Lawyer
Aida Linares
as Rosella
Julie Follansbee
as Mrs. Matthews
R.M. Haley
as Court Clerk
Louis Cantarini
as Hot Dog Vendor
Jack McLaughlin
as Taxi Driver
Joan Kindred
as Party Guest
Stanley H. Swerdlow
as Mr. Matthews
Emily Wachtel
as Gloria
Fred Fehrmann
as Lawyer
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Critic Reviews for Regarding Henry

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (3)

Slow, thoughtful '90s drama won't appeal to teens.

Full Review… | May 17, 2016
Common Sense Media

Ford commits, but this mawkish script would barely pass muster on Lifetime, taking the easy route any chance it gets, with an aggravating routine of rich white people feeling bad for rich white people.

Full Review… | July 11, 2011
BrianOrndorf.com

an intriguing mess

December 12, 2007
Shadows on the Wall

Lack of realism is not the problem of this Mike Nichols' drama; it's the simplistic messages and the time-worn cliches that make it flawed--despite good acting from Harrison Ford in the lead.

Full Review… | December 22, 2006
Screendaily

Perhaps Ford's best work, certainly his most challenging role.

October 15, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Soap opera, to be sure, but reasonably entertaining

October 7, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Regarding Henry

Ford is great but he has to be in order keep this movie even close to average. Full review later.

Thomas Bowler
Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

A beautiful, sad, yet hopeful movie. I loved it. I think it's Ford's best dramatic role I've seen. If you're a fan of his, you have to see this.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

A forgotten Ford film.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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