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Summertree (1971)

GP | | Drama | 1971 (UK)
Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. His decision to flee to Canada ... See full summary »

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Vanetta
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Marvis (as Kirk Callaway)
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Tony
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Don
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Draft Lawyer
Garry Goodrow ...
Ginsberg (as Gary Goodrow in closing credits)
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Shelly (as Dennis Clark Fimple)
June Fairchild ...
Girl in Dorm
Richard Stahl ...
Man in Conservatory
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Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. His decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending in the film's conclusion - in Vietnam. Written by alfiehitchie

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Once there was a girl and a guitar and a summertree...

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La casita en el árbol  »

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Kirk Douglas bought the film rights to the play as a gift to his son after Michael Douglas was fired from the stage production. See more »


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Having The Time Of Our Lives
by David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr. (as Richard Maltby)
Sung by Hamilton Camp
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A Superstar in the making
31 October 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though its plot was basically an anti-war movie, it gives good argument on both sides. Summertree shows that the Vietnam War was also a battle between generations; Michael Douglas as the misdirected young man and Jack Warden the "give em hell" dad. Douglas plays a college student who keeps the draft board off his back until he mistakenly decides to change majors, suddenly he's drafted and faced with a difficult choice with very few options.

Luckily my parents had a VCR during the late 70's and Summertree just happened to be playing late one night. My mother was a huge Michael Douglas fan so she recorded anything he starred in and thanks to her I was able to see this gifted talent as it blossomed into super stardom. Although that old tape is still in good condition I'd love to own this great movie on DVD.


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