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Last Summer (1969)

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During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people--a girl and two guys--become so close that they form a sort-of threesome. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly ... See full summary »

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During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people--a girl and two guys--become so close that they form a sort-of threesome. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly found relationship, they construct an elaborate plot that has violent results. Written by Anonymous

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It was a summer of shared friendship... and lost innocence. See more »

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Based on a novel, the character of Dan was originally called David in the book but was changed for the movie, probably because director Frank Perry - then best known for his film David and Lisa (1962), also about troubled teens - wanted to avoid suggestion he was making a sequel/prequel about same character. See more »

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A crew member briefly edges into the left side of the frame during the rape scene at the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Peter: That's what pot does. Makes things look different.
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There are no opening credits beyond the noting of the film's producer (Emanuel L/Wolf) and distributor (Allied Artists). The film's title, cast, and production credits only appear at the end. See more »

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Safari Mary
Written by John Simon
Performed by Henry Diltz, John Simon, Cass Elliot, Lenne Hill
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Great acting by a young group provides a moving, emotional experience
9 January 2002 | by (Hayward, California) – See all my reviews

Set in one of the most beautiful beach settings on the East Coast, Fire Island, New York, Last Summer centers around the struggles of Rhoda, played brilliantly by Catherine Burns. After meeting the other three main characters on the beach, Burns goes along with them on several adventures in which Rhoda's past tragedies and present hangups come to the forefront. As the story progresses, Burns is drawn closer to the character played by Richard Thomas setting the stage for the stunning conclusion of the film.

These are four young people sharing experiences and feelings together, with happy moments and sad moments. I felt like I was there on the beach with them and it was deeply moving.


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