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A Storm in Summer (2000)

An old Jewish shop owner Mr. Shaddick ('Peter Falk') suddenly finds himself responsible for a little black boy named Herman Washington ('Aaron Meek') trying to escape the chaos of Harlem as... See full summary »

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Robert Wise
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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Abel Shaddick
Andrew McCarthy ... Stanley Banner
Nastassja Kinski ... Gloria Ross
Ruby Dee ... Grandmother
Aaron Meeks Aaron Meeks ... Herman D. Washington
Gillian Barber ... Mrs. Parker
Lillian Carlson ... Mrs. Gold (as Lilian Carlson)
Keith Martin Gordey Keith Martin Gordey ... Cop
Ingrid Torrance ... Harriet
Rydyr Morse Rydyr Morse ... Biker
Ty Olsson ... Biker
Gregor Trpin Gregor Trpin ... Pool Boy
Alvin Sanders ... Bartender
Henry O. Watson Henry O. Watson ... Station attendant
Gavin Bennet Gavin Bennet ... Stickball Boy
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An old Jewish shop owner Mr. Shaddick ('Peter Falk') suddenly finds himself responsible for a little black boy named Herman Washington ('Aaron Meek') trying to escape the chaos of Harlem as part of a sponsorship program. At first, Mr. Shaddick wants nothing more than to get rid of the kid, but to spite the well to do lady who tries to take him over to her home, he decides to take Herman in. As time goes on, Mr. Shaddick finds himself caring about Herman and has the misfortune of being the bearer of bad news, which reminds him of when he received a telegram himself. Written by Anonymous

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Rod Serling was nominated for a Daytime Emmy and won a Writer Guild Award for his script despite having been dead for about a quarter of a century. See more »

Connections

Remake of A Storm in Summer (1970) See more »

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Has Heart & Chutzpah!
15 June 2015 | by darrinSee all my reviews

Despite uneven acting at times, this film still had its heart in the right place. Peter Falk (Jewish in real life) gives the best performance of the entire cast. Aaron Meeks (Herman D. Washington) had natural acting promise, but still needed a few more acting lessons. The scene where he cries was simply not convincing at all. If his adult IMDb credit list is any indication to the above, he never applied whatever talent he may have had, as his adult credits were all relegated to bit roles. Natassja Kinski was terribly miscast. Hokey acting throughout. Nice to see Andrew McCarthy with somewhat long, hippie hair. Overall, a nice tightknit film that focused on storyline rather than most of the unoriginal CGI-laded shlock of today.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A storm in summer - Temporale d'estate See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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