The Hunter family has long owned a mansion on Pine Island, a summer resort located off the Maine coast. Bart Hunter's now deceased father was able to open the mansion for free when Bart was younger, but current owner Bart, a drunkard and weak man, must now live there year round for financial survival with his wife Sylvia and their late teen-aged son Johnny, the family who are barely able to eke out a living with the mansion now as a year-round inn which is in an extreme state of disrepair. Bart and Sylvia are in a quietly unhappy marriage due largely to Bart's drinking. The Buffalo-based Jorgensons - husband Ken Jorgenson, his wife Helen Jorgenson and their late teen-aged daughter Molly Jorgenson - have rented rooms at the inn for the summer, while Ken looks for a summer house on the island. Ken lived on the island twenty years ago, he actually a working class lifeguard for Bart's father at that time. Ken is now a self-made millionaire as a research scientist, who had never been back ... Written by
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When Molly's father enters her boarding-school dorm room, a Smokey the Bear poster can be seen on the door. The poster warns "Remember - only you can PREVENT FOREST FIRES!" (1:21:22). The term "FOREST FIRES" was replaced by the "WILDFIRES" on posters beginning in 2001. See more
When Johnny and Molly meet outside church during Christmas break, except for patches of (fake) snow, all foliage and grass is green. See more
This'll be painful for you, but you might as well face the truth... the RAW truth. Take... take a good look at your parents, hmm? We've got no more secrets to hide. All the cats are out of the bag: all the scrawling, mangy, obscene, horrible cats of your inheritance. You're the son of a drunkard... and a harlot.
You're wrong about mother, dad.
Gone to her side, have ya'?
I'm not taking sides. I just want to marry Molly.
[pauses, then smirks
Oh, Johnny, stop being a silly ...
Referenced in Serial Mom
Composed by Franz Liszt See more