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The Long Hot Summer (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  6 October 1985 (USA)
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Remake of The Long, Hot Summer (1958) See more »

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One More Roll of the Dice
Music and Lyrics by Steve Moos
Orchestration by Charles Bernstein
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Pretty Good Remake
31 May 2002 | by (Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

This is not as good as the original, but the storyline has been changed some so that helps. This is an excellent movie for Don Johnson fans. He has the cocky attitude, with a deep sensitiveness underneath that fits the character, as Paul Newman did. Only when he parrots the same dialogue does he seem out of place. Judith Ivey is lovely as she is allowed to wear her hair down instead of in a severe bun. Jason Robards tries his best, but in spite of being an excellent actor, he doesn't have the bombastic spirit that made Orson Welles so right for the role. The clothes are modern as most fashion borrows from many years. Accents don't bother me. (How about Germans speaking broken English in war movies?) I liked it better the second time I watched it, so try it twice if you are uncertain. It's worth it; and watch the actors' faces throughout as they do their best with roles that were strongly created in the first movie.


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