Sommersby (1993)

She knew his face. His touch. His voice. She knew everything about him ... But the truth.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
  • Release Date: 1993-02-05
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 343 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Canal+
  • Production Country: France, United States of America
  • Director: Jon Amiel
star 6.3/10
From 343 Ratings


Set in the South just after the US Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband, believed killed in battle. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he suddenly returns, Laurel has mixed emotions. It appears that Jack has changed a great deal, leading some people to believe that this is not actually Jack but an imposter. Laurel herself is unsure, but willing to take the man into her home, and perhaps later into her heart.

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  • Jodie Foster

    as Laurel Sommersby
  • Richard Gere

    as John Robert Sommersby / Horace Townsend
  • Bill Pullman

    as Orin Meecham
  • James Earl Jones

    as Judge Barry Conrad Issacs
  • Lanny Flaherty

    as Buck
  • William Windom

    as Reverend Powell
  • Wendell Wellman

    as Travis
  • Brett Kelley

    as Little Rob
  • Clarice Taylor

    as Esther
  • Frankie Faison

    as Joseph
  • R. Lee Ermey

    as Dick Mead
  • Richard Hamilton

    as Doc Evans
  • Karen Kirschenbauer

    as Mrs. Evans
  • Carter McNeese

    as Storekeeper Wilson
  • Dean Whitworth

    as Tom Clemmons
  • Stephanie Weaver

    as Mrs. Bundy
  • Muse Watson

    as Drifter #1
  • Paul Austin

    as KKK #1 / Folsom
  • Frank Hoyt Taylor

    as KKK #2
  • Doug Sloan

    as Marshall #2
  • Ray McKinnon

    as Lawyer Webb
  • Maury Chaykin

    as Lawyer Dawson
  • Richard Lineback

    as Timothy Fry
Production Suzanne Crowley Casting
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Sound Danny Elfman Original Music Composer
Production Steven Reuther Producer
Production Richard Gere Executive Producer
Camera Philippe Rousselot Director of Photography
Writing Nicholas Meyer Author
Sound Chris Newman Sound Mixer
Production Billy Hopkins Casting
Sound Bob Badami Music Editor
Art Bruno Rubeo Production Design
Art Michael Seirton Set Decoration
Directing Josh McLaglen First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn Vance Costume Design
Writing Anthony Shaffer Author
Editing Peter Boyle Editor
Costume & Make-Up Peter Robb-King Key Makeup Artist
Art Dennis Bradford Assistant Art Director
Sound Scott A. Hecker Sound Editor
Sound Ellen Segal Music Editor
Directing Jon Amiel Director
Writing Sarah Kernochan Screenplay
Production Maggie Wilde Executive Producer
Production Cydney Bernard Production Manager
Sound Rodger Pardee Sound Editor
Camera Anastas N. Michos Camera Operator
Camera Anastas N. Michos Steadicam Operator
Editing Jonathan Lucas Assistant Editor
Art Steve Saklad Assistant Art Director
Sound Charleen Richards ADR Mixer
Production Mary McLaglen Unit Production Manager
Art Marco Rubeo Set Designer
Crew Jill Stokesberry Stunts
Camera J. Wayne Parker Best Boy Grip
Art Paul Sonski Assistant Art Director
Sound Shawn Murphy Scoring Mixer
Crew Bob Minor Stunts
Crew Merritt Yohnka Stunts
Sound Nerses Gezalyan Foley Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Dana Campbell Costumer
Art P. Michael Johnston Art Direction
Lighting Jack English Chief Lighting Technician
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Lovaas Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Cha Blevins Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Mitchell Ray Kenney Costumer
Sound Dan O'Connell Foley Artist
Sound Hilda Hodges Foley Artist
Sound Jay Wilkinson Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Dave Kulczycki Sound Editor
Sound Bob Beemer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Blake R. Cornett Assistant Sound Editor
Directing Eva Z. Cabrera Script Supervisor
Camera John Clifford Still Photographer
Sound John A. Larsen Sound Editor
Sound Michael Minkler Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Jessica Gallavan ADR Editor
Sound Teri E. Dorman Sound Editor
Crew Gregory J. Barnett Stunts
Crew Doug Sloan Animal Wrangler
Sound Chris Carpenter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Jerelyn J. Harding ADR Editor
Sound Karen G. Wilson Sound Editor
Sound Simon Coke Sound Editor
Crew Julie Adams Dialect Coach
Lighting Scott Graves Electrician
Art Richard Blankenship Construction Coordinator
Production Scott Elias Location Manager
Directing Douglas A. Raine Second Assistant Director
Art Kathleen Walker Assistant Art Director
Editing Carole A. Kenneally Assistant Editor
Camera Ted Morris First Assistant Camera
Lighting James Babineaux Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Production Chris Furia Post Production Accountant
Sound James Ashwill Foley Mixer
Art Ron Downing Property Master
Crew Stanley Brossette Unit Publicist
Camera Michael Alexonis Grip
Lighting George M. Chappell Electrician
Production Nicole Furia Production Accountant
Camera C. Alan Rawlins Key Grip
Editing Donah Bassett Negative Cutter
Editing Patricia A. Galvin Assistant Editor
Sound Lauren Palmer Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Dennis Maitland II Boom Operator
Crew Greg Hull Special Effects Coordinator
Art Paul Arthur Hartman Leadman
Costume & Make-Up Barry Kellogg Costumer
Camera Dwight Joseph Lavers Dolly Grip
Crew Paul Beahm Stunt Coordinator
Crew Carol Dantuono Post Production Supervisor
Sound Linda Symcox Assistant Sound Editor
Directing Xochi Blymyer Second Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Elaine Short Key Hair Stylist
Crew Jerry Jackson Transportation Coordinator