is a 1984 feature film directed by Jonathan Demme
and produced by and starring Goldie Hawn
with Kurt Russell
. It also starred Christine Lahti
, Fred Ward
and Ed Harris
. Lahti earned an Academy Award
nomination for Best Supporting Actress
, losing to Peggy Ashcroft
for A Passage to India
Set during the Second World War, Hawn plays a woman who has been assigned to an armaments factory while her husband is overseas in military service. During the course of the film Hawn falls for the charms of another man played by Russell.
has become a case study for a star/producer interfering. Hawn and Russell saw the film as a lighthearted vehicle while the director Demme attempted to create a more serious film. Hawn requested a recut and partially re-shooting in order to enhance her role. Demme's director's cut exists on bootleg VHS only. Both cuts run 100 minutes.