Ethel and Norman Thayer are an old couple living "On Golden Pond". Their daughter, Chelsea, is 42 years old, and has never been married. She is dating a 45 year old dentist, and brings him ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play),
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

One Special Night (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Robert, a general contractor, is visiting his ailing wife in a nursing home. When it's time for him to leave, he has problems getting a taxi home, because of an intense snow storm. ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Patricia Charbonneau
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man returns home with his bride-to-be, an actress, who turns out to be the sister of his family's maid.

Director: Eric Styles
Stars: Julie Andrews, Edward Atterton, William Baldwin
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An Italian gentleman and a doctor's wife plot to break up their spouses' tryst in Paris.

Director: Gene Saks
Stars: Julie Andrews, Marcello Mastroianni, Jonathan Cecil
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas
Victor/Victoria (TV Movie 1995)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A woman pretending to be a man impersonating a woman.

Directors: Matthew Diamond, Blake Edwards, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Julie Andrews, Tony Roberts, Michael Nouri
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda
Our Sons (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Donald is a young man dying of AIDS. His lover, James, asks his mother to go to Fayetteville, Arkansas and tell Donald's mother, who has been estranged from her son for years.

Director: John Erman
Stars: Ann-Margret, Julie Andrews, Hugh Grant
Duet for One (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Stephanie, a famous violin player married to a composer becomes ill from multiple sclerosis. Her whole life goes to pieces : her career ends abruptly and her husband betrays her with ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: Julie Andrews, Alan Bates, Max von Sydow
Star! (1968)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Film based on life of actress Gertrude Lawrence, on- and offstage, takes the opportunity to feature extravagant musical production numbers with 'Julie Andrews' , acting, singing and dancing.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig
That's Life! (1986)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sorrowful Jones is a cheap bookie in 1930's. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her arrival and his ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Bernstein
Stars: Walter Matthau, Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Ethel and Norman Thayer are an old couple living "On Golden Pond". Their daughter, Chelsea, is 42 years old, and has never been married. She is dating a 45 year old dentist, and brings him up to Golden Pond to meet her parents. Her boyfriend, Bill, has a 14 year old son named Billy, who comes along. Young Billy has been virtually raised by his mother, who is newly divorced from his father. The troubled child is left with the elderly Thayers for some time, as his father and Chelsea take off for a tour of Europe. Character-driven story about an elderly man coming to terms with his age, and the nearing of death; a middle-aged woman attempting to enter into a father-daughter relationship with her dad, whom she has never known closely; and a young teenager dealing with parental divorce. Written by Laura K. B.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arany-tó  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Previously filmed starring Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda - On Golden Pond (1981). See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Holy Mackinoley!
See more »

Connections

Version of On Golden Pond (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not The Play,Not The Film...But Good In Its Own Right.
12 July 2002 | by (Pa.) – See all my reviews

This live production of Ernest Thompson's classic "On Golden Pond" was a refreshing experience. Its good to see culture on network television again. That being said,I must say that although billed as a live version of the play,its not quite a correct statement to make. Act II features several changes in the material (I.E. Bill returning with Chelsea to the lake,an absurd altercation between Bill and Charlie).

The changes do not, for the most part, effect the plot all that greatly,however. The only exception(although the actor is talented) is the treatment of Charlie the mail man..he becomes too obsessed and less fun.

As performances go...Plummer leads the pack..he gives a completely sincere performance and stays clear of any hint of Fonda's famous screen portrayal. Andrews is also fine as Ethel,equally acerbic and loving...again,not a hint of Hepburn.

The only supporting actor I though weak was Glenn Headley as daughter Chelsea,she seemed to lack any sense of fire or assertiveness.She should be as the character says 'In Charge in Los Angeles" but feeling like the little fat girl at home...we only glimpse the fat girl..even with Bill.

Over all OGP was a strong production. Hopefully the Networks will show more live on stage productions of classic plays in the future.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
No video release? NYC_Guy
Discuss On Golden Pond (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page