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That Certain Summer (1972)

A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality.

Director:

Lamont Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hal Holbrook ... Doug Salter
Martin Sheen ... Gary McClain
Joe Don Baker ... Phil Bonner
Marlyn Mason ... Laureen Hyatt
Scott Jacoby ... Nick Salter
Hope Lange ... Janet Salter
James McEachin ... Mr. Early, the Conductor
Clarke Gordon Clarke Gordon ... Artist
Jan Shepard Jan Shepard ... Jody Bonner
Carolyn Bueno Carolyn Bueno ... Mrs. Michele
Myron Natwick ... Man at Party
Patti MacLeod Patti MacLeod ... Woman (as Patti Steele)
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Storyline

A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality.

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Homosexuality is something people never talk about. If they did this family would never have to face...

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Damals im Sommer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Burton Wohl wrote a novelization of the film, which was published by Bantam Books. See more »

Quotes

Gary McClain: If I were a woman, everything would be acceptable, wouldn't it?
Janet Salter: If you were a woman, I'd know how to compete with you.
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Connections

References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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A Good Film
16 November 2005 | by nwadougSee all my reviews

That Certain Summer must have been ground breaking for a 1972 audience. Today I saw the film for the first time, and am duly impressed. Too bad it's not available for sale on DVD, or video. Well done stories about homosexuality are difficult to find. This one is well worth seeing! As That Certain Summer was done before the intrusion of AIDS, the film can only focus on homosexuality itself, not on the complexities of gay people reacting to crisis.

Fortunately LOGO is showing That Certain Summer, and other similarly good films. That Certain Summer is comparable to the qualities found in Long Time Companion, and As Is.

I recommend it!


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