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Echoes of a Summer (1976)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  April 1976 (USA)
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The eleven-year-old Deirdre suffers from an incureable heart trouble. For two years, her parents Eugene and Ruth have consulted heart specialists - but without any success. Now they have ... See full summary »

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Eugene Striden
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Deirdre Striden
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The eleven-year-old Deirdre suffers from an incureable heart trouble. For two years, her parents Eugene and Ruth have consulted heart specialists - but without any success. Now they have gone to Mahone Bay in Canada, to arrange for her last days as pleasant as possible. The nine-year-old neighbour boy Phillip is the only one who brings a little happiness into the home, because Deirdre knows exactly whats wrong with her. After she suffered from an acute attack and the end comes faster than everybody had thought, Deirdre and Phillip succeed in celebrating the twelfth birthday of the girl as a day of joy. Written by Thomas Manhardt <Thomas.Manhardt@wu-wien.ac.at>

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A film that will make you sigh...cry...and still feel good all over. See more »

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April 1976 (USA)  »

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The Last Castle  »

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CAD 900,000 (estimated)
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Based on 'Isle Of Children,' a flop Broadway play that ran a couple of weeks in 1962; Jodie Foster's role originally played onstage by Patty Duke. See more »

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Philip: On Deirdre's impending death: My mother says you may linger for a while.
Deirdre Striden: Your mother's a fat bitch.
Ruth Striden: Deirdre!
Philip: Oh, that's OK. My daddy's always calling her that.
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The Last Castle
Written and Performed by Richard Harris
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An excellent movie on the strength of the human heart
3 June 2000 | by (OKC, USA) – See all my reviews

All of the acting is as good as it gets. Jodie Foster as the main character gives a flawless performance, in this extremely well written story about the life of a precocious child that is dying. Director Don Taylor, creates a visually beautiful, yet simple canvas on which the actors ply their craft. This is a movie with much raw emotion, but as light as is possible on the cliche tear jerker stuff. It offers a range of emotions and insights into the human condition. Makes you proud to be human, even with all of our flaws. Don't miss it, but be prepared to be emotionally wrung out.


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