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Summer Heat (1987)

R | | Drama | 2 June 1989 (Portugal)
Feeling lonely and neglected by her overworked husband, Roxy, a Depression-era farm wife, is drawn into an ill-advised affair with Jack, their hired hand.

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Michie Gleason

Writers:

Michie Gleason, Louise Shivers (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Singer ... Roxy
Anthony Edwards ... Aaron
Bruce Abbott ... Jack Ruffin
Kathy Bates ... Ruth
Clu Gulager ... Will
Jessie Kent Jessie Kent ... Baby
Noble Willingham ... Strother
Nesbitt Blaisdell ... Bass
Matt Almond Matt Almond ... Neb
Jane Cecil Jane Cecil ... Georgeanna
Miriam Byrd-Nethery ... Aunt Patty
Jessica Leigh Mann Jessica Leigh Mann ... Callie
Michael Mattick Michael Mattick ... Raider
Conrad McLaren Conrad McLaren ... Mr. Tatie
Julia Beals Williams Julia Beals Williams ... Old Mama
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Feeling lonely and neglected by her overworked husband, Roxy, a Depression-era farm wife, is drawn into an ill-advised affair with Jack, their hired hand. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Anything can happen in the heat of the moment... even murder!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1989 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Brivido d'estate See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$114,873, 31 May 1987

Gross USA:

$350,481

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$350,481
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

During a short shot of the field full of grown vegetables about half an hour into the film, on the bottom right you can see two fingers holding the camera. See more »

Quotes

Jack Ruffin: I love you, Roxy, you're prettier than any Eva.
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Soundtracks

The Heart Must Have a Home
Performed by Kim Carnes
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Music by Barry Mann and Georges Delerue
Produced by Steve Tyrell
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A subtle, intimate portrait with a marvelous Lori Singer

I truly loved this movie. It's one of those storytelling case where the drama surfaced from the soul and the intime connection between the characters. I love the fact that Michie Gleason has given the atmosphere an important role. I really feel every emotion about Roxy thanks to the subtle and delicate performance of Lori Singer. She has been terrific in movies like "Short Cuts" or "Trouble in mind", but here she lets her inside beauty to come out with little touch of tenderness. Roxy is a child woman, who explores the passion and can't control it. But she loves her daughter and she is in the middle of a storm. I think miss Singer has done a wonderful job because you have empathy for Roxy. It is also wonderful to see her interaction with the great Clu Gulager and Oscar winner Kathy Bates in a small, but pivotal role. The music melts my heart. Kim Carnes song is so touching as well as the soundtrack. Summer Heat is a little gem.


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