Yanks - Eureka Classics

1979
  |  Buy to Own: 03/12/2018
  |  139 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

John Schlesinger's award-winning (two BAFTAs) film is an insight into the Anglo-American alliance during World War 2 and made Richard Gere a household name. The story focuses on the love lives of three American GI's when they are posted to a Lancashire village; Sergeant Dyson (Gere) who falls for the daughter of shopkeepers, but she's in love with someone else; an officer (William Devane) who has an affair with a local socialite (Vanessa Redgrave); and Sergeat Ruffelo (Chick Vennera) who has a fling with a local girl. Everything comes to a head at a dance to celebrate New Year's Eve, when the Americans experience first-hand the true impact their presence has made on the village.