Dirk’s Five – Homecomings

Dirk is back.

Holidays are over and the heady days of Summer are drawing to a close. The longer nights can only mean more films and the regular schedule for The World of Film will return with an average of two posts a week.

To mark the return, I have been thinking of great films that have ‘home-coming’ as a film… and, of course, one duff one.


1) GET CARTER (1971) “You’re a big man, but you’re out of shape …” Michael Caine returns to Newcastle and pushes Alf Roberts off a multi-storey.

2) PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987) Steve Martin and John Candy in a bromance road movie with a frozen dog on their way home for Thanksgiving.

3) FIVE EASY PIECES (1970) Bob Rafelson‘s intriguing film of John Nicholson’s concert pianist who has created a new identity for himself as an oil rigger.

4) THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) The ultimate going home movie – “We’re not in Kansas any more” …


5) LASSIE COME HOME (1943) Roddy McDowell was better as a monkey …

One response to “Dirk’s Five – Homecomings

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