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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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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 ...
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Jan Shepard ...
Jody Bonner
Carolyn Bueno ...
Mrs. Michele
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Patti MacLeod ...
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A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality.

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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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Incredible at the time and for TV!
18 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know if I would still think this movie was worth 8 or not. I have tried to find it for years, to view it as an adult and see if I would like it as much! I can't imagine how it was stuck into anybodies lineup. The letters must have come pouring in from all the far right fundamentalists! It seemed to be a TV movie way ahead of the pack with it's sensitive angle, from son's perspective. Nobody was a bad guy. I was following Scott Jacoby's career at the time and thought he did a great job! While portraying homosexuals was a brave career move (back then) for both Hal and Martin, I thought Scott stole the show! I think this may have been the best thing he did as an actor.


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