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That Certain Summer (1972)

A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality.


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Cast overview:
Doug Salter
Gary McClain
Phil Bonner
Laureen Hyatt
Nick Salter
Janet Salter
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Woman (as Patti Steele)


A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality.

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Homosexuality is something people never talk about. If they did this family would never have to face...







Release Date:

1 November 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Damals im Sommer  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gary McClain: If I were a woman, everything would be acceptable, wouldn't it?
Janet Salter: If you were a woman, I'd know how to compete with you.
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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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A Good Film
16 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That Certain Summer must have been ground breaking for a 1972 audience. Today I saw the film for the first time, and am duly impressed. Too bad it's not available for sale on DVD, or video. Well done stories about homosexuality are difficult to find. This one is well worth seeing! As That Certain Summer was done before the intrusion of AIDS, the film can only focus on homosexuality itself, not on the complexities of gay people reacting to crisis.

Fortunately LOGO is showing That Certain Summer, and other similarly good films. That Certain Summer is comparable to the qualities found in Long Time Companion, and As Is.

I recommend it!

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