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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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...

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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 »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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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

Featured in The Universal Story (1996) See more »

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Outstanding Television Drama
27 June 2001 | by harry-76See all my reviews

"That Certain Summer" was more than just one of 1972's best productions made expressly for television. It was an outstanding presentation by any standard and for any medium. The entire cast, crew, and production team worked in fine ensemble fashion to create a memorable and significant achievement. This deserves to be revived and widely offered on video.


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