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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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An easy-going tale of friendship and bigotry.
4 July 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Summer's End" tells the story of a retired black doctor (Jones) who buys lakeside property in Georgia and finds himself reliving a long buried but not forgotten past. With the look of a made-for-tv flick and a somewhat obvious screenplay, "Summer's End", an earnest drama built around the Jones character's relationship with a young boy, serves as a reminder that racial prejudice in American lives on. A good watch for all.


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