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A Summer Story (1988)

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England, 1904. A young lawyer from London, Mr. Ashton (James Wilby) and his best friend are hiking across Dartmoor. As he twisted his ankle, Ashton is forced to seek help at a nearby ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Mr. Ashton
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Megan David
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Mrs. Narracombe
Kenneth Colley ...
Jim (as Ken Colley)
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Joe Narracombe
Lee Billett ...
Nick
Oliver Perry ...
Rick
Harry Burton ...
Garton
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Stella Halliday
John Elmes ...
Mr. Halliday
Camilla Power ...
Sabina Halliday
Juliette Fleming ...
Freda Halliday
Sukie Smith ...
Betsy
John Savident ...
Bank Clerk
Rachel Joyce ...
Post Office Girl
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England, 1904. A young lawyer from London, Mr. Ashton (James Wilby) and his best friend are hiking across Dartmoor. As he twisted his ankle, Ashton is forced to seek help at a nearby farmhouse and stay there for a few days. Innocent beauty Megan David (Imogen Stubbs) catches the attention of Ashton. He decides to stay longer, and he and Megan fall in love, much to the displeasure of Megan's aunt (Susannah York) and her loutish son (Jerome Flynn). Before Ashton leaves the farm, he vows to return and take Megan away with him. Written by nitorch

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For every man and every woman there is that one great love. A love that touches the heart fires the soul and lingers in the memory forever.

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Drama | Romance

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23 July 1988 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Aquel inolvidable verano  »

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$462,813 (USA)
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Music by Alfredo Javaloyes
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Wow, This guy (me) loves this movie!!
4 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Too many people are missing a great story and a great movie.

Since I discovered this movie during the Summer of 1996, I've watched it about once a year. I was completely drawn into the story and the characters. So beautiful and so sad. I could not believe the way things ended. I was so very, very sad.

I wish it was out on DVD, but I can still watch my old VHS copy and have heartaches just the same. I gave it a "10" as I am seldom "moved" by this type of story. Being an action, sci-fi, and thriller type of guy, I think it speaks highly of the film that I enjoy watching this story over and over.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.




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