MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 38,451 this week

When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  12 March 1978 (USA)
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 64 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

This film concentrates on attorney (Dean Jones) and his 9-year-old daughter (Katy Kurtzman). Responding to Katy's fervent pleas, Jones takes on the case of mute handyman Geoffrey Lewis, who has been accused of murder.

Director:

Writers:

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

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

mom
a list of 138 titles
created 24 Dec 2011
 
a list of 9061 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 4732 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (TV Movie 1978)

When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (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 When Every Day Was the Fourth of July.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Albert Cavanaugh, the 'Snowman'
...
Sarah Cooper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Brady ...
Officer Michael Doyle
...
Clementine
Chris Charney ...
Miriam Grasser
John Clavin ...
Sergeant Fitzgerald
Moosie Drier ...
Howie Martin
...
Assistant to the attorney
Ronnie Claire Edwards ...
Mrs. Najarian
...
Court Clerk
...
Casey
George Janek ...
Bobby Najarian
...
Scott Kimble ...
Ray Nadeau ...
Reporter
Edit

Storyline

This film concentrates on attorney (Dean Jones) and his 9-year-old daughter (Katy Kurtzman). Responding to Katy's fervent pleas, Jones takes on the case of mute handyman Geoffrey Lewis, who has been accused of murder.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anklagen  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by The Long Days of Summer (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Too bad they don't make TV movies like these anymore.
28 October 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"When Every Day Was the Fourth of July" is a made for TV movie---and an excellent one at that. In many ways, it seems reminiscent of "To Kill a Mockingbird" but if you can believe the epilogue, it's based on true events.

The story is set in New England in 1937. A young girl comes to befriend a mute man who others make fun of and call 'Snowman' because of his white hair. However, when Snowman is accused of murder, the child appeals to her father (Dean Jones) to defend the man in court. Much of the film consists of this tense trial as well as the eventual discovery of the true reason for the murder.

Overall, this is a very well made film--the sort of TV movie they just don't make anymore. The acting is really very nice (especially for child actors) and Jones is just terrific. The story is also nice and engaging--a food one for the entire family without being saccharine. Sadly, however, although I loved this film, two years later they made another with mostly different people (other than Jones) playing the same characters--and it just wasn't nearly as good. Both are available together on DVD.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A DVD please efrasnel-1
Matt Groening, an extra? Endocrom

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?