MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 52 this week

Summer of My German Soldier (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  30 October 1978 (USA)
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 304 users  
Reviews: 14 user

A young American girl meets a German prisoner of war.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenwriter), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Fort McCoy – Sliff Review
| WeAreMovieGeeks.com

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 422 titles
created 10 Oct 2011
 
a list of 4874 titles
created 14 Jan 2012
 
a list of 181 titles
created 02 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 465 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Summer of My German Soldier (TV Movie 1978)

Summer of My German Soldier (TV Movie 1978) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Summer of My German Soldier.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Women of Valor (TV Movie 1986)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Story of a group of U.S. Army nurses in the Philippines during World War II who are captured and imprisoned by Japanese troops during the invasion of the Philippines.

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Kristy McNichol, Alberta Watson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A comedy of a guy who moonlights as a low-budget director of commercials, and is looking for someone to love. So, he pays a dating service and is videotaped on several occasions. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martini
Stars: David Packer, Scott McGinnis, David Leisure
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.

Director: Ron Maxwell
Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante
Dream Lover (1986)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Ben Masters, Paul Shenar
The End (1978)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds that he hasn't much longer to live and has bungled his attempts at suicide.

Director: Burt Reynolds
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Dom DeLuise
White Dog (1982)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people.

Director: Samuel Fuller
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship end up having saves his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.

Director: Zalman King
Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher
Sommersby (1993)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A farmer's wife begins to suspect that the man in her bed is an impostor after he returns home from the Civil War.

Director: Jon Amiel
Stars: Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman
My Old Man (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An unlucky horse trainer, Frank Butler, wins big at the track and buys his 16-year old daughter a horse to salvage their relationship. When frank is hurt prior to the opening race, Jo must go it alone.

Director: John Erman
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Warren Oates, Eileen Brennan
Love, Mary (TV Movie 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A teen (Kristy McNichol), who is always in trouble in school and has been sent to reform school, turns her life around when a counselor (Rachel Ticotin) discovers she is dyslexic.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Kristy McNichol, Matt Clark, David Paymer
Blinded by the Light (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young guy joins a cult and his sister (Kristy) is sent by their family and the help of a specialist to bring him home but she gets swept up in it too.

Director: John A. Alonzo
Stars: Phillip R. Allen, Keith Andes, Ben Bottoms
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Patty Bergen
...
Anton Reiker
...
Ruth
...
Harry Bergen
...
Mrs. Bergen
...
Pierce
...
Sharon Bergen
Margaret Hall ...
Sister Parker
Anne Haney ...
Mrs. Benn
...
McFee
Jane Hickey ...
Edna Louise
Mary Nell Santacroce ...
Gussie Mae
Roy Morris ...
Freddy
William Ovell ...
Mayor Holderness
J. Don Ferguson ...
Mr. Jackson
Edit

Storyline

Patty Bergen is a teenager in a Jewish family living in the American South during World War II. Patty feels like an outcast even in her own family and is unable to understand why her father can't seem to love her. Her town eventually becomes host to a prisoner of war camp. A young german soldier escapes from this camp, and Patty finds him hiding in her secret places in the woods outside of town. After getting to know him she ends up harboring him from his captors, and, in the way of many adolescents, falls in love with him. Patty knows what she is risking to help him, but in his company she feels important, special, and respected as she has never been. In the end, his regard lifts her self-esteem and helps her to face the heartbreaking events to come. Written by C.D.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El verano de mi soldado alemán  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Anne Haney's first TV performance. See more »

Quotes

Sharon Bergen: [Sharon's birthday poem for her father] There once was a wonderful daddy, a daddy for me and for Patty. He was married to mommy, who put food in his tummy, but it didn't make him very fatty.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
(uncredited)
Written by Ray Henderson, Joe Young and Sam Lewis
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
things may happen, but memories last forever
11 July 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Summer of My German Soldier" was one of the many TV movies that became a staple of the small screen in the 1970s (others were "Brian's Song", "Sybil" and "Someone's Watching Me!"). It portrays a Jewish girl (Kristy McNichol) befriending a German POW (Bruce Davison) in WWII-era Georgia. One of the things that the movie shows is that many of the German soldiers weren't really Nazis, but were just drafted. Watching the movie, I got a real sense of how things must have been in the South back then; I mean, can you imagine being a Jewish person accused of supporting the enemy?

So, I certainly recommend this movie. I believe that it's always important to show the things portrayed here. Occasional overacting keeps the movie from being a full-scale masterpiece, but they usually do quite well. I hope that the movie eventually comes out on DVD. Also starring Esther Rolle and Michael Constantine (the "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" patriarch).


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How can anyone enjoy this ridiculous piece of junk??? frogcd
Did Any Of You Read The Book??? amandalou
Is copy of this movie available? wise844
Does anyone know if anymore of the copies of this classic movie is on? sweet_lily42
SoMGS black + white? explicit-3
Ohh,its actually harry bergan.. sweet_lily42
Discuss Summer of My German Soldier (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?