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Yanks (1979)

R
138 min | Drama, War

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on ...See moreDuring WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the lonely British girls, some whose boyfriends are also away for the war. One Yank/Brit relationship that develops is between married John, an Army Captain, and the aristocratic Helen, whose naval husband is away at war. Helen does whatever she needs to support the war effort. Helen loves her husband, but Helen and John are looking for some comfort during the difficult times. Another relationship develops between one of John's charges, Matt, a talented mess hall cook, and Jean. Jean is apprehensive at first about even seeing Matt, who is persistent in his pursuit of her. Jean is in a committed relationship with the kind Ken, her childhood sweetheart who is also away at war. But Jean is attracted to the respect with which Matt treats her. Despite Ken and Jean getting engaged during one of his leaves, Jean and Matt continue to see each other and fall in love. Beyond the issue of Jean's mother's disdain for Yanks and Ken and Jean's engagement, Matt and Jean still have to overcome the differences between the two worlds in which they live. Regardless, the goings-on of the war may override any of their immediate wishes. Written by Huggo See less
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Colin Welland (story) (screenplay) | Walter Bernstein (screenplay)
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$6,000,000
Gross (US & Canada)
$3,931,010
Gross (World)
$3,931,010
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Release date
Sep 19, 1979 (United States)

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Richard Gere
Matt Dyson Matt Dyson   See fewer
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Lisa Eichhorn
Jean Moreton Jean Moreton   See fewer
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Chick Vennera
Danny Ruffelo Danny Ruffelo   See fewer
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Wendy Morgan
Mollie Mollie   See fewer
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Rachel Roberts
Mrs. Clarrie Moreton Mrs. Clarrie Moreton   See fewer
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Tony Melody
Mr. Jim Moreton Mr. Jim Moreton   See fewer
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Philip Wileman
Billy (as Philip Whileman) Billy (as Philip Whileman)   See fewer
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Joan Hickson
Mrs. Moody Mrs. Moody   See fewer
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Annie Ross
Red Cross Lady Red Cross Lady   See fewer
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Tom Nolan
Tom G.I. Drummer Tom G.I. Drummer   See fewer
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John Ratzenberger
Corporal Cook Corporal Cook   See fewer
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Andy Lucas
Cook (as Andy Pantelidou) Cook (as Andy Pantelidou)   See fewer
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Jeremy Newson
Mechanic Mechanic   See fewer
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Harry Ditson
Officer in Stores Officer in Stores   See fewer
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John Cassidy
G.I. at Cinema G.I. at Cinema   See fewer
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Antony Sher
G.I. at Cinema G.I. at Cinema   See fewer
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George Harris
Black Driver Black Driver   See fewer
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David Baxt
G.I. in Hospital G.I. in Hospital   See fewer
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Everett McGill
White G.I. at Dance White G.I. at Dance   See fewer
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Al Matthews
Black G.I. at Dance Black G.I. at Dance   See fewer
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Eugene Lipinski
Barman in Ireland Barman in Ireland   See fewer
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Weston Gavin
Officer at Airfield Officer at Airfield   See fewer
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Anne Dyson
Ivy (as Ann Dyson) Ivy (as Ann Dyson)   See fewer
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Harriet Harrison
Helen's Daughter Helen's Daughter   See fewer
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June Ellis
Mrs. Shenton Mrs. Shenton   See fewer
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Pearl Hackney
Aunt Maud Aunt Maud   See fewer
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Gertie Almond
Neighbour Neighbour   See fewer
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Paula Tilbrook
Neighbour Neighbour   See fewer
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Paul Luty
Ted the Publican Ted the Publican   See fewer
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Ken Drury
Jock (as Kenneth Drury) Jock (as Kenneth Drury)   See fewer
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Bereaved Father Bereaved Father   See fewer
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Caroline Blakiston
Golfing Friend Golfing Friend   See fewer
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Donald Pickering
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Sue Robinson
Girl at Dance Girl at Dance   See fewer
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Patrick Durkin
Master of Ceremonies Master of Ceremonies   See fewer
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Joe Gladwin
Plumber at Camp Plumber at Camp   See fewer
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Nat Jackley
Postman Postman   See fewer
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Mary Wray
Fish Fryer Fish Fryer   See fewer
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Jackie Smith
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Gerald James
Hotel Porter Hotel Porter   See fewer
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Margaret Lacey
Woman at Hotel Woman at Hotel   See fewer
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Rachel Davies
Girl in Club Girl in Club   See fewer
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Angela Curran
Girl in Club Girl in Club   See fewer
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Stephen Whittaker
Merchant Seaman Merchant Seaman   See fewer
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Barry Halliday
Merchant Seaman Merchant Seaman   See fewer
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Janet Dale
Girl with Baby Girl with Baby   See fewer
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Michael Edwards
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phillip Ellis
Cook (uncredited) Cook (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier (voice) (uncredited) Soldier (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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American Soldier (uncredited) American Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Woman at Railway Station (uncredited) Woman at Railway Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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MP (uncredited) MP (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldier #76 (uncredited) Soldier #76 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sergeant at Railway Stn. (uncredited) Sergeant at Railway Stn. (uncredited)   See fewer
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American Soldier (uncredited) American Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 2,918 votes