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The Long Hot Summer (1985)

A loner arrives in a small town only to be condemned for the sins of his father.

Director:

Stuart Cooper

Writers:

William Faulkner (stories), Rita Mae Brown | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Johnson ... Ben Quick
Jason Robards ... Will Varner
Judith Ivey ... Noel Varner
Cybill Shepherd ... Eula Varner
Ava Gardner ... Minnie Littlejohn
William Russ ... Jody Varner
Wings Hauser ... Wilson Mahood
Alexandra Johnson Alexandra Johnson ... Agnes Stewart
Stephen Davies ... Alan Stewart
Charlotte Stanton Charlotte Stanton ... Mrs. Stewart
Albert Hall ... Armistead Howlett
William Forsythe ... Isaac
James Gammon ... Billy Quick
Rance Howard ... Wilk
Bill Thurman ... Houstin
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Storyline

A loner arrives in a small town only to be condemned for the sins of his father.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brennende Sommer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

Remake of The Long, Hot Summer (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

One More Roll of the Dice
Music and Lyrics by Steve Moos
Orchestration by Charles Bernstein
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It gets better each time I watch it
24 August 1999 | by rajahroSee all my reviews

I first saw this as the mini series in 1985; I have watched it three or four times since then, most recently tonight. It is not consistently the greatest TV movie ever made, but the combination of Judith Ivey, Jason Robards and Don Johnson is wonderful. Cybill Shepherd is somewhat wasted as Eula, and the part of Jody is a pretty difficult one, but William Russ is perfect as the weaselly son of a powerful father. I enjoy this more every time I watch it, the locations, the soundtrack, the love story between Noelle Varner (Ivey) and Ben Quick (Johnson) as two strong willed people, one running from his past, the other hoping for a future. It's definitely worth a look-or two or three.


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