The Long Hot Summer (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  6 October 1985 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Armistead Howlett
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According to Cybill Shepherd, she had a sexual encounter with co-star Don Johnson during the filming of the movie. See more »


Follows The Long, Hot Summer (1958) See more »


One More Roll of the Dice
Music and Lyrics by Steve Moos
Orchestration by Charles Bernstein
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I thought the movie was great!
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I really enjoyed the movie. I had only seen small parts of the original movie which I did not like. This remake was much better. The emotional performance that Don Johnson gave was outstanding! I feel that all the cast members fit their parts except Judith Ivey. I'm not sure who could have done it better, but she just did not seem to fit. Cybil Shepeard and Don Johnson stole the show with their performances. I can not imagine anyone else playing those parts. This movie has something for everyone; romance, mystery, murder, comedy, and excitement. The love scene with Don and Judith is one of the best love scenes I've ever seen where no one has to say a word to get their point across. This movie is one of my favorites!!!

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