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Summer Solstice (1981)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  30 December 1981 (USA)
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Title: Summer Solstice (TV Movie 1981)

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Joshua
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Margaret
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Josh
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Maggie
Thomas Ruisinger ...
Mr. Burnside
Jo Henderson ...
Mrs. Burnside
Patricia Elliott ...
Emily
Marcus Smythe ...
Ranger
Christopher Childs ...
Justice of the Peace
P.J. Hussey ...
Malcolm Burnside
Michael Simons ...
Toby
Elisa Erali ...
Lucy
Mara Clark ...
Fisherwoman
Hamilton Benz ...
Fisherman
Marten Anderson ...
The Lover
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Henry Fonda's last role - he filmed this after On Golden Pond (1981). See more »

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I couldn't agree more with r_rarden of California
12 March 2005 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

I give this movie a "9" because I think there are a number of ways it could have been edited better, but perhaps this is a function of its being a Made for TV (HBO?) movie. It is CERTAINLY a movie worth viewing, and I do wish "On Golden Pond" had not upstaged "Summer Solstice" to the extent that it did!

My husband hates "chick flicks," and normally I do, too. But he begged me to watch this after he'd seen it late one night, and even on second viewing it brought him to tears. We'd been married only 5 years in 1981, and he said made him think of the kind of deep, long-term relationship he'd like to look back on in our own sunset years - Which we have now reached.

The movie showed giddy romance, tragedy, betrayal, growth, and final deep commitment.

I did love this movie. I can't think of a more expressive line I've ever heard in a movie anywhere than Henry Fonda to the cop, referring to the dying Myrna Loy, "She's leaving me now. Please let us alone." When I was in school becoming certified as a librarian, I had to create a website. That original site is gone, but I have recreated it here:

http://kam1953f.tripod.com/quietude/index.html

(Please copy and paste the URL into your browser - It seems I am unable to create a hyperlink on IMDb.)

Here I give tribute to a fine movie, as "A Reverie...The Beauty of a Lifelong Love." Please take the time to click on the picture and visit the Summer Solstice page. (Full permissions were obtained.)


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