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Summer's End (1999)

A 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.

Director:

Helen Shaver

Writers:

Grant Scharbo (screenplay), Jim Thompson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Earl Jones ... Dr. William 'Bill' Blakely
Jake LeDoux Jake LeDoux ... Jamie Baldwin
Brendan Fletcher ... Hunter Baldwin
Wendy Crewson ... Virginia Baldwin
Jonathan Kroeker Jonathan Kroeker ... Lad Trapnell
Andrew Sardella Andrew Sardella ... Alex Rifkin
Al Waxman ... Grandpa Trapnell
Randy Hughson Randy Hughson ... Rainey
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Henry Whitley
Sarah Francis Sarah Francis ... Erinn
Patrick McManus Patrick McManus ... Inspector
Lindsay Murrell ... Girl
Susan Cooke Susan Cooke ... Girl
Omar McIntosh Omar McIntosh ... Young Billy Blakely
Melanie Nicholls-King ... Mrs. Blakely (as Melanie Nichols King)
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A 12-year-old boy and his older brother have just lost their dad. At their summer cottage, the younger boy befriends a black doctor who has to deal with local prejudice and racism.

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boy | racism | summer | prejudice | doctor | See All (30) »

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walk on Water See more »

Filming Locations:

Sparrow Lake, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Here comes trouble...
15 April 2014 | by camnowik98See all my reviews

Trouble comes in the form of a retired black man, to a small lakeside community. Almost immediately he is confronted by prejudice and hate. Two local brothers then come to terms with their hatred and tolerance over the racial situation. One brother wants to learn more about the man while the other couldn't care less. The movie is narrated by one of the brothers and proudly calls the black man friend. Its interesting to see how two brothers diverge and differ in their feelings even tho they are from the same house. Their mother too has an opinion of her own and in the end the black man is invited to dinner to meet her family and hear what he has to say. Altho the black man decides he can't live in a community that is openly racial, he does decide to give it a chance. Grade C


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