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The Long Hot Summer (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  6 October 1985 (USA)
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Follows The Long, Hot Summer (1965) 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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Southern Life
17 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this version as much as the 1958 version. I wish they would release the 1985 version on DVD. I though Don Johnson did a great job and I have always enjoyed Jason Robards acting. The realism of the film reminds me of the southern USA I grew up in. I remember the fears of farmers as related to barn burners and names associated with them. The director and cast did a wonderful job in my opinion with this version bringing out southern life as it really exists and family feuds. I could feel the hot, humid summer nights and almost smell the swamps and wetlands with their unique scent. Cybil Sheppard did a very nice job portraying a young southern woman questioning her marriage then realizing what she could lose.


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