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A Summer Story (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  23 July 1988 (South Korea)
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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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The film takes place in 1904 and 1922. See more »

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Version of Actor's Studio: The Apple Tree (1950) See more »

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a classic...spoiler alert
28 April 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am happy to know that I am not the only person this movie had a profound effect on. How can it be so good and yet so many people have no clue about it.

I saw it around the year it came out. I was living in Toronto and I can't remember whether or not it came to the theatres but late one night I looked at it on the movie Channel. I was bored and had nothing else to do. Fantastic movie, the ending was so sad.

For years I would recommend this film to friends and nobody would really know what I was talking about. For months after I had seen the film I would think about it and the way it ended.

I have never forgotten the name Imogen Stubbs. I looked out for her for years. I saw her in one film with Robert Duvall but nothing after that. I was always on the look out for her in the nineties. A few years ago I looked her up on the net and found out she had more or less married and settled down.

This movie and Imogen Stubbs had a profound effect on me. A great romantic tragedy that far too few people know about.

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