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The Long Hot Summer 

A loner arrives in a small town only to be condemned for the sins of his father.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Don Johnson ...  Ben Quick 2 episodes, 1985
Jason Robards ...  Will Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Judith Ivey ...  Noel Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Cybill Shepherd ...  Eula Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Ava Gardner ...  Minnie Littlejohn 2 episodes, 1985
William Russ ...  Jody Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Wings Hauser ...  Wilson Mahood 2 episodes, 1985
Alexandra Johnson Alexandra Johnson ...  Agnes Stewart 2 episodes, 1985
Stephen Davies ...  Alan Stewart 2 episodes, 1985
Charlotte Stanton Charlotte Stanton ...  Mrs. Stewart 2 episodes, 1985
Albert Hall ...  Armistead Howlett 2 episodes, 1985
William Forsythe ...  Isaac 2 episodes, 1985
James Gammon ...  Billy Quick 2 episodes, 1985
Rance Howard ...  Wilk 2 episodes, 1985
Bill Thurman ...  Houstin 2 episodes, 1985
Robert Wentz Robert Wentz ...  Ratliff 2 episodes, 1985
Irma P. Hall ...  Cecilia Howlett 2 episodes, 1985
Joe Berryman ...  Deputy Hampton 2 episodes, 1985
Patricia Rendleman Patricia Rendleman ...  Lisa 2 episodes, 1985
Norman Bennett ...  Auctioneer 2 episodes, 1985
Jerry Haynes ...  Lew 2 episodes, 1985
Byron Nora Byron Nora 2 episodes, 1985
David Stump David Stump 2 episodes, 1985
Jim Clancy Jim Clancy 2 episodes, 1985
Jecori White Jecori White 2 episodes, 1985
Don Simmons Don Simmons 2 episodes, 1985
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A loner arrives in a small town only to be condemned for the sins of his father.

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Drama | Romance

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brennende Sommer See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Don Johnson called the solution they sprayed on him combat sex sweat. See more »

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Follows The Long, Hot Summer (1958) See more »

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One More Roll of the Dice
Music and Lyrics by Steve Moos
Orchestration by Charles Bernstein
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Excellent acting, story, Directing.
20 January 2006 | by dorothymccraneSee all my reviews

I liked this version better than the movie version with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Lee Remick, Anthony Franciosa and Orson Welles. Jason Robards version of Will Varner was more subtle than Welles in his facial expressions. Robards was the actor's actor. What a brilliant portrayal of Will Varner. Excellent performances from the leads, and I was particularly impressed by William Russ' portrayal of Jody Varner. Judith Ivey was excellent as the daughter of Will Varner that Ben Quick tries to seduce. Cybill Shepherd was very good as Eula, using her beauty and sexuality to entice every man she can. Ava Gardner had a small role. A beautiful older woman and paramour of Will Varner. Just looking at her you are reminded that not one actress in Hollywood back in Gardner's time could hold a candle to her beauty. Rent the 1951 version of Showboat if you want to drool over Ava Gardner. In the closing scene of that movie, when she brings her fingers to her lips to gently blow a kiss toward the Cotton Blossom, I tear up every time. Don Johnson made an excellent Ben Quick. His lean, toned body is shown off several times throughout the movie in various levels of undress. The scene where he and Noel finally do it is really hot. He met the challenge of this role. The young man who played Miss Minnie's helper was extremely talented. Kudos to all the supporting actors. If you haven't seen this, go do so right now.


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