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Class of '44 (1973)

PG | | Drama | 10 April 1973 (USA)
The sequel to Summer of '42 (1971) reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience ... See full summary »

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Paul Bogart

Writer:

Herman Raucher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Grimes ... Hermie
Jerry Houser ... Oscy
Oliver Conant Oliver Conant ... Benjie
Deborah Winters ... Julie
William Atherton ... Fraternity President
Sam Bottoms ... Marty
Joe Ponazecki Joe Ponazecki ... Professor
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Principal
Marian Waldman ... Grade Advisor
Mary Long Mary Long ... Valedictorian
Marcia Diamond Marcia Diamond ... Mrs. Gilhuly
Jeffrey Cohen Jeffrey Cohen ... Editor
Susan Marcus Susan Marcus ... Assistant Editor
Lamar Criss Lamar Criss ... 1st Proctor
Michael A. Hoey Michael A. Hoey ... 2nd Proctor
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Storyline

The sequel to Summer of '42 (1971) reunites Hermie, Oscy and Benjie as they graduate from high school. Benjie departs shortly to war while Hermie and Oscy go on to college and experience fraternity hazings, cheating on exams, sex scandals and other unsavory college activities. Hermie grows apart from his childhood friend Oscy and begins a relationship with Julie that allows him to settle down into maturity. Written by alfiehitchie

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They've come a long way since that summer of '42

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Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

10 April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tre kompisar See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,843,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The A sticker on Julie's car windshield is a gas rationing tag. It allows her to buy 4 gallons of gasoline per week. Gas rationing started in May of 1942. See more »

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In the scene at the beach, roughly 15 minutes into the film, the boys are listening to a baseball game on the radio. The game is between the Brooklyn Dodgers (now L.A) and the New York Giants (now San Francisco). The announcer indicates that the score in Giants 5 and Dodgers 1 with Ace Adams pitching in the bottom of the 9th inning. The play-by-play goes on with the game ending with Giants 5 over the Dodgers with 4. When checking baseball statistics with all games between the two teams from 1941 to 1946 with Ace Adams pitching, there's no game that ends with this score. It's very likely that recordings of baseball games were not archived during this period, except for very important games and World Series games. The recording is very likely a recreation using names of players who were on these teams in 1944, but not an actual broadcast. See more »

Quotes

Waitress: To Benjie, who's just sat down: For you?
Benjie: Looking at Hermie's plate: I'll have what he's having. What're you having, Hermie?
Hermie: Heartburn.
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Referenced in Lou Grant: Vet (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues In The Night
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Slow Moving and of No Significant Value
18 December 2013 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

I liked the prequel Summer of 42 a lot more. I did not find this sequel to leave me with any bright spots to remember this movie for any significant value. It almost looked as if they took some excess film from the Summer of 42 and tried to piece together this sequel by adding a few new characters and a new location.

I just found that I was waiting for something (anything) to occur but the movie went no where. Oh sure there was young love, a few fight scenes, boy turns in to man and goes off to serve in the military, but these scenes did not have any flow to them. As I said I thought maybe they just edited from some scenes that were cut from the original Summer of 42.

Look out for a young John Candy who has a single scene in which he has a few lines while climbing the stairwell in a home filled with students after high school graduation ceremonies about 15 minutes in to the movie.


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