A World War II coming-of-age drama about five men who meet in the fall of 1940 at Harvard. The war affects all of them, each in different ways. A green 1939 Packard convertible is at the ... See full summary »
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1979  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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 Ron Dalrymple (3 episodes, 1979)
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 George Virdon (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Liz Baynor (3 episodes, 1979)
James Casey ...
 Staff Sergeant (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Ann Rowan (3 episodes, 1979)
Carmen Filpi
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 Kay Haddon (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Major Fred Goodman (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Teddy Age 6 (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Dr. Wetherell (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Russ Currier (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Italian Kid (3 episodes, 1979)
Fred McCarren ...
 Paul McCreed (3 episodes, 1979)
Jeanna Michaels ...
 Denise (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Sergeant Dabric (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Chief Lonborg (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Sheila Garrigan (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Jean RGR des Barres (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Fluff Fetcher (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Rosamond Ardley (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Chris Farris (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Terry Garrigan (3 episodes, 1979)
Caroline Smith ...
 Nancy Van Breymer (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Mel (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Colonel Hiram Elkhart (3 episodes, 1979)
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 Bobby (2 episodes, 1979)
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A World War II coming-of-age drama about five men who meet in the fall of 1940 at Harvard. The war affects all of them, each in different ways. A green 1939 Packard convertible is at the center of the story, as is Chris Farris, a beautiful Radcliffe girl. Written by John Howell

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24 September 1979 (USA)  »

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El último descapotable  »

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Here we are face to face with a generation filled with hope and dreams - like any other - that is forced to rethink its decisions (and lives) because of human intolerance.
24 January 2003 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

I was about thirteen years old when I saw "The Last Convertible" and fell in love with it. If made into a feature film it might have been more satisfying, structure wise, for the miniseries format extracts a lot of the immediacy of the plot. However it does work as a whole because its lengthy time covers the wide span of the story as it was written by Anton Myer in the novel in which the movie is based. Here we are face to face with a generation filled with hope and dreams - like any other - that is forced to rethink its decisions (and lives) because of human intolerance. The war is the main character here, albeit a faceless one. The delicate Chris Farris (Deborah Rafkin) and her handsome suitors suffer with its imperialism and see their lives forever changed. They all look wonderful in their period clothes, especially a painfully good-looking Bruce Boxleitner. For me, though, what makes TLC so special is the sensual music that permeates the film. "Moonlight Serenade" never felt so becoming. Please bring it back!


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