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Summertree (1971)

GP | | Drama | 1971 (UK)
Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. His decision to flee to Canada ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Newley

Writers:

Edward Hume (screenplay), Stephen Yafa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Douglas ... Jerry
Jack Warden ... Herb
Brenda Vaccaro ... Vanetta
Barbara Bel Geddes ... Ruth
Kirk Calloway Kirk Calloway ... Marvis (as Kirk Callaway)
Bill Vint Bill Vint ... Tony
Jeff Siggins ... Bennie (as Jeff Siggens)
Rob Reiner ... Don
William Smith ... Draft Lawyer
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Ginsberg
Dennis Fimple ... Shelly (as Dennis Clark Fimple)
June Fairchild ... Girl in Dorm
Richard Stahl ... Man in Conservatory
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Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. His decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending in the film's conclusion - in Vietnam. Written by alfiehitchie

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Once there was a girl and a guitar and a summertree...

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Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La casita en el árbol See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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Despite his name is in the credits, William Smith doesn't appear in the movie. See more »

Goofs

After 66 minutes, Brenda Vaccaro is shown walking barefoot in the bedroom and she scene just after, when she enters in the bathroom where Michael Douglas is, we can hear her walking on the floor with shoes. See more »

Quotes

Marvis: School's a lot of sh**!
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Soundtracks

Having The Time Of Our Lives
by David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr. (as Richard Maltby)
Sung by Hamilton Camp
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A Superstar in the making
31 October 1998 | by daradSee all my reviews

Even though its plot was basically an anti-war movie, it gives good argument on both sides. Summertree shows that the Vietnam War was also a battle between generations; Michael Douglas as the misdirected young man and Jack Warden the "give em hell" dad. Douglas plays a college student who keeps the draft board off his back until he mistakenly decides to change majors, suddenly he's drafted and faced with a difficult choice with very few options.

Luckily my parents had a VCR during the late 70's and Summertree just happened to be playing late one night. My mother was a huge Michael Douglas fan so she recorded anything he starred in and thanks to her I was able to see this gifted talent as it blossomed into super stardom. Although that old tape is still in good condition I'd love to own this great movie on DVD.


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