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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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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)  »

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Aquel inolvidable verano  »

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$462,813 (USA)
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A Tale of Lost Love.
30 January 2002 | by (Wichita, KS) – See all my reviews

I found this film on ebay and was the only person who bid on it, many people are evidently missing out on never seeing this beautiful film. I wasn't sure what to expect cause I bought it on a whim because of the ratings it had gotten in some review books and because James Wilby is in it who I think is one of the most underrated actors alive. Imogen Stubbs is just wonderful, you really feel her pain. You also feel his - he lives his life regretting the choices he made and doesn't seem very happy. I don't want to give anything away but I can't recommend this film enough. It's beautifully directed, top notch acting, and for such a simple story it's amazingly effective. Anyone whose ever loved and lost will feel what the characters are feeling in this film! It will make you cry aswell, otherwise you don't have a heart. ;-)


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