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That Certain Summer (1972)

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

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Doug Salter
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Gary McClain
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Phil Bonner
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Laureen Hyatt
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Nick Salter
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Janet Salter
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Mr. Early, the Conductor
Clarke Gordon ...
Artist
Jan Shepard ...
Jody Bonner
Carolyn Bueno ...
Mrs. Michele
Myron Natwick ...
Man at Party
Patti MacLeod ...
Woman (as Patti Steele)
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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...

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Drama

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1 November 1972 (USA)  »

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Damals im Sommer  »

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1.33 : 1
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Doug Salter: Do you know what the word "homosexual" means? Nick? C'mon, look at me. Keep the door open. Do you know what it means?
Nick Salter: I guess so.
Doug Salter: You probably heard about it in school or in the streets. Well, that's just one side: put downs and jokes. A lot of people - most people, I guess - think it's wrong. They say it's a sickness. They say it's something that has to be cured. I don't know. I do know it isn't easy. If I had a choice, it's not something I'd pick for myself. But it's the only way I can live. ...
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Outstanding Television Drama
27 June 2001 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews



"That Certain Summer" was more than just one of 1972's best productions made expressly for television. It was an outstanding presentation by any standard and for any medium. The entire cast, crew, and production team worked in fine ensemble fashion to create a memorable and significant achievement. This deserves to be revived and widely offered on video.


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