The Homecoming (1973)
Movie: The Homecoming
- Director: Peter Hall
- Stars: Paul Rogers, Ian Holm, Cyril Cusack, Terence Rigby, Michael Jayston, Vivien Merchant
- Release Date: October 29, 1973
- Run Time: 111 min
- Genre: Drama
Max is a surly pensioner who alternately venerates and vilifies his dead wife. Sam, his brother, is a supercilious chauffeur. Lenny is a smiling, snake-like pimp. Joey is a thick-witted, would-be boxer. These four men live together in a North London flat, the site of their perpetual sadomasochistic battle of words and sometimes physical violence. And then after nine years, Max\’s third son, Teddy, a philosophy professor living in California, comes back home for a visit. He brings his wife, Ruth. She is immediately drawn in to the family\’s ugly psychological games and quickly proves a worthy opponent. Soon, the game involves both of Teddy\’s brothers taking extreme liberties with Ruth, as the coiled Teddy obstinately refuses to spoil the malicious fun by objecting.