7.2/10
124
1 user 1 critic

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 »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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)
Learn more

More Like This 

A Summer to Remember (TV Movie 2018)
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

ER doc Jessica loves her job, but not the hours. Meeting Trevor in Fiji, Jessica also strikes up a friendship with Will, co-owner of their resort. As Jessica notices how Trevor is a workaholic, she also sees that Will offers tranquility.

Director: Martin Wood
Stars: Catherine Bell, Cameron Mathison, Samantha MacGillivray
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Laurie believes that it's possible to communicate with plants via telepathy and devotes all her time and love to them. Her plants do warn her of her sister Rilla's new boyfriend Robert. ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Sarno
Stars: Nancy Snyder, Nancy Boykin, Joel Colodner
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

After a bully learns of his father's abused past and one special summer camp, he sets out to make his father's 30-year camp reunion unforgettable.

Director: Larry D. Williams II
Stars: Cameron Judd, Kayla Elizabeth, Vanessa Leonard
H2S (1969)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Surreal science-fiction fantasy about a student revolt at a futuristic University.

Director: Roberto Faenza
Stars: Lionel Stander, Denis Gilmore, Carole André
The Manhunter (TV Movie 1972)
Certificate: GP Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A professional hunter is brought in to track a bank robbery suspect through a Louisiana swamp, and winds up getting romantically involved with the suspect's wife.

Director: Don Taylor
Stars: Sandra Dee, Roy Thinnes, Albert Salmi
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not-so-bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures to her. A surprising ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre De Moro
Stars: Mark Miller, Donovan Scott, Bridgette Andersen
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Self-centered parents of the 50's targeted by drama in which teenagers panicking after burglary supposed to finance the run from the Third World War.

Director: André Cayatte
Stars: Antoine Balpêtré, Paul Bisciglia, Bernard Blier
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young surgeon becomes bored with his wife and family, he has a very successful career, but even with having so much in life, he feels empty and goes through a series of brief and meaningless relations with attractive women.

Director: Mel Stuart
Stars: Elliott Gould, Brenda Vaccaro, Angel Tompkins
Qivitoq (1956)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this visual masterpiece and first Oscar nominated Danish film, young teacher Eva arriving in Greenland, surprising her fiancée in the arms of a woman. Seeking refuge, she meets a man also carrying a broken heart in the scenic landscape.

Director: Erik Balling
Stars: Poul Reichhardt, Astrid Villaume, Gunnar Lauring
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island and encounters a man with multiple personalities.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Hugues Quester, Anne Alvaro, Melvil Poupaud
The Bad Seed (TV Movie 1985)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Fatal freak accidents force a widow to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter was born to kill.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Blair Brown, Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine
Medea (TV Movie 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An experimental, streamlined treatment of the Greek tragedy material.

Director: Frans Zwartjes
Stars: Ganci Geraedts, Josée Ruiter
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A friendship to believe in... An adventure of a lifetime a story of triumph. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

It's You
Performed by Chopper
Lyrics by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn & Michael Lloyd
Music by Charles Fox
See more »

User Reviews

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!


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

27 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apinakesä See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed