The Bridges of Madison County

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The path of Francesca Johnson's (Meryl Streep's) future seems destined when an unexpected fork in the road causes her to question everything she had come to expect from life. While her husband and children are away at the Illinois State Fair in the summer of 1965, Robert Kincaid (Clint Eastwood) happens to turn into the Johnson farm and asks Francesca for directions to Roseman Bridge. Francesca later learns that he was in Iowa on assignment from National Geographic Magazine. She is reluctant seeing that he's a complete stranger, and then she agrees to show him to the bridges and gradually she talks about her life from being a war-bride from Italy which sets the pace for this bittersweet and all-too-brief romance of her life. Through the pain of separation from her secret love and the stark isolation she feels as the details of her life consume her, she writes her thoughts of the four-day love affair which took up three journals. The journals are found by her children after the lawyer ...

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Robert James Waller (novel)
Production: Warner Bros.
Genre: drama, romance
Year: 1995
MetaScore: 66/100
ImdbRating: 7.6
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 02 Jun 1995
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations.

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Robert Kincaid - Clint Eastwood
Francesca Johnson - Meryl Streep
Carolyn Johnson - Annie Corley
Michael Johnson - Victor Slezak
Richard Johnson - Jim Haynie
Young Carolyn (as Sarah Kathryn Schmitt) - Sarah Zahn
Young Michael - Christopher Kroon
Madge - Debra Monk
Lawyer Peterson - Richard Lage
Lucy Redfield - Michelle Benes
Child #1 - Alison Wiegert
Child #2 - Brandon Bobst
Waitress #1 (as Tania Mishler) - Tania Burt
Waitress #2 - Billie McNabb
Cashier - Art Breese
Saleswoman - Lana Schwab
UPS Driver - Larry Loury
James Rivers Band - James Rivers
James Rivers Band - Mark A. Brooks
James Rivers Band - Peter Cho
James Rivers Band - Eddie Dejean Sr.
James Rivers Band - Jason C. Brewer
James Rivers Band - Kyle Eastwood
Café Patron - George Orrison
Café Patron - Ken Billeter
Café Patron - Judy Trask
Café Patron - David Trask
Café Patron - Edna Dolson
Café Patron - Dennis McCool
Café Patron - Michael C. Pommier
Café Patron - Jana Corkrean
Café Patron - M. Jane Seymour
Café Patron - Karla Jo Soper