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A Summer to Remember (1985)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 27 March 1985
Silent since losing his hearing to meningitis, young Toby Wyler takes a bitter stance against the world and his family, refusing to accept his new stepfather. But when a highly trained ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Michael Lewis (as Robert Lewis)

Writers:

Robert Lloyd Lewis (story), Scott Swanton (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Farentino ... Tom Wyler
Tess Harper ... Jeannie Wyler
Bridgette Andersen ... Jill
Sean Gerlis Sean Gerlis ... Toby (as Sean Justin Gerlis)
Burt Young ... Fidel Fargo
Louise Fletcher ... Dr. Dolly McKeever
Dennis Haysbert ... Sheriff Pierce
Molly Cheek ... Trish
Dennis Fimple ... Smitty
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ... Sheriff #1
Tom Lovinger Tom Lovinger ... Carl
Corey Brunish ... Meadows
B. Joe Medley B. Joe Medley ... Veterinarian
Steven Clark Pachosa Steven Clark Pachosa ... Sergeant
J.W. Crawford ... Deputy #1 (as Jim Crawford)
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Storyline

Silent since losing his hearing to meningitis, young Toby Wyler takes a bitter stance against the world and his family, refusing to accept his new stepfather. But when a highly trained orangutan named Casey is thrown from a truck near Toby's home, the boy soon has a secret friend he can communicate with via sign language. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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An intelligent orangutan provides the missing link in a deaf boy's life. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Sean Gerlis is deaf in real life. Sean has been in the telecommunications industry building innovative products and services that transform communication capabilities for the deaf and hard of hearing. See more »

Soundtracks

It's You
Performed by Chopper
Lyrics by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn & Michael Lloyd
Music by Charles Fox
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A great, great movie for everyone! Most excellent!
30 July 2001 | by daisyduke8000See all my reviews

I grew up with this movie. Watching it on Family Channel after school,during the summer with my friends, many times. I'm glad I have so many memories attached to such a great movie. It's about a deaf boy who dislikes his stepfather, but is close to his Mom and sister. A orangutang named Dolly who knows sign language(!) escapes from her owner and finds her way to the kids' treehouse. It takes your emotions everywhere: one minute you're laughing, the next you're crying. The friendship between Dolly and the kids is so nice. A great family movie, there's nothing to worry about like bad language, etc. You can pop it in the VCR and go about your chores, etc. and not have to worry about the kids seeing something bad . Although don't be suprised if you decide to forget about the chores and watch it with them! It appeals to people ages 0-100. It's not a movie only for children. I totally recommend it to everyone!


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

27 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apinakes√§ See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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