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As Summers Die (1986)

The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern ... See full summary »

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Jeff Andrus (teleplay), Michael De Guzman (teleplay) (as Ed Namzug) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Glenn ... Willie Croft
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Whitsey Loftin
Bette Davis ... Hannah Loftin
John Randolph ... Augustus Tompkins
Ron O'Neal ... Daniel Backus
Bruce McGill ... V.D. Skinner
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Brevard Holt
John McIntire ... Judge Dudley McCormack
Beah Richards ... Elvira Backus
Penny Fuller ... Marci Holt
Paul Roebling Paul Roebling ... Percy Holt
CCH Pounder ... Priscilla (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Tammy Baldwin Tammy Baldwin ... Wanda
Nadia Gay Brown Nadia Gay Brown ... Ruth Holt
Bill Coates Bill Coates ... Carley
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The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern patriarch. Discovering oil on the afore mentioned property, the patriarch's family tries to regain the land by destroying the deed and denying it ever existed. Coming to Elvira Backus' aid is attorney Willie Croft. He attempts to get back Elvira's land and leads the movie to it's eventual court scene. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Valdosta, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Scott Glenn and Bruce McGill appeared in Courage Under Fire (1996) and W. (2008). See more »

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ENCORE! ENCORE! ENCORE!
18 September 1999 | by moviola-8See all my reviews

This Is One Of The BEST & Earliest HBO Original Films! An excellent story carried off superbly by an excellent cast! The legendary Bette Davis SHINES in this classic tale of Greed & Skullduggery in the Deep South. Scott Glenn is wonderful in his role as the small town southern underdog attorney trying to save a black family from losing their home after oil has been discovered under the ground. Jamie Lee Curtis plays the Updated Southern Belle with a KICK. One of her first scenes where she arrives at the family mansion is INCREDIBLE! And Davis as the matronly matriarch of the rich Southern clan who KNOWS what is what is a sight to behold. What will Scott Glenn walk away with? The case or the girl? If you can track down this gem and find out for yourself you will NOT be disappointed!


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