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Summerspell (1983)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 2 July 1999 (USA)
Family celebrations and tensions, Independence Day, Texas 1948

Director:

Lina Shanklin

Writer:

Lina Shanklin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louise Davis Louise Davis ... Felda
Edna Wisdom Edna Wisdom ... Selma
Vernon Lafon Vernon Lafon ... Ruth
Ed Wright ... Grandfather Windom
Frank Whiteman Frank Whiteman ... Lowell Windom
Dorothy Holland Dorothy Holland ... Bernice Windom
Jennifer Mayo Jennifer Mayo ... Eleanor Windom
Michael Holmes ... Ezra Windom
Kay Freeman Kay Freeman ... Lillian Windom
Joan Crosby Joan Crosby ... Maggie Oberon
Bertram Tanswell Bertram Tanswell ... Rich Oberon
Gay Hagen Gay Hagen ... Edna Mae Riddick
Coleman Creel Coleman Creel ... Cecil Riddick
Timothy Carhart ... Cecil Jr (as Tim Carhart)
Lori Russo Lori Russo ... Ruth
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Family celebrations and tensions, Independence Day, Texas 1948

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Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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It's the 4th Of July, 1948, and the Wisdom clan gathers beneath the shadow of an unpleasant revelation.
4 October 1999 | by arcane-2See all my reviews

A beautiful, quiet little film that painstakingly chronicles the disintegration of a family and their secrets over the course of a 4th of July weekend, 1948. Director Shanklin treads Faulkner/Williams territory with a deft hand, in this ulcerating American Gothic. Watch for a veeeery young Sean Penn as one of the cousins.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bishop, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$984

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$984
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