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John Schlesinger directs the war romance Yanks, based on the story by Colin Welland. Set in England at the end of WWII, the story concerns three American GIs and their affairs with British women of varying social status. The central romance concerns Sgt. Matt Dyson (Richard Gere) and Jean Moreton (Lisa Eichhorn making her film debut), who is the daughter of shopkeepers (Rachel Roberts and Tony Melody). He falls in love with her but she is still infatuated with her boyfriend Ken (Derek Thompson). Higher up on the class scale, the officer John (William Devane) has a brief extramarital affair… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Big looking, expensive, production starring Richard Gere is hardly worth it."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Yanks charts the difficulties of wartime love affairs."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A great period film, full of authenticity. A fine early performance by Gere."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Finely made John Schlesinger film is worth another look."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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