Thursday, October 30, 2014

That Certain Summer



1972 American Television Movie

Cast: Hal Holbrook, Hope Lange, Martin Sheen, Joe Don Baker, Scott Jacoby and Marlyn Mason
Director: Lamont Johnson
Writer: Richard Levinson and William Link

Synopsis:
A divorced father attempts to hide his homosexuality from his visiting teenage son.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Not available
  • Book: Available



Awards:
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Movie Made for TV.
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama (Jacoby); also nominated for Outstanding Single Program - Drama or Comedy; Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - Single Program; Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role (Holbrook), Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role (Lange), Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama - Original Teleplay and Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Mixing.
  • Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television.
  • Producers Guild of America Hall of Fame - Television Programs.

Notes/Trivia:
  • First made for television movie to "deal sympathetically" with homosexuality.
  • Originally broadcast as an ABC Movie of the Week.

OMG Movie #540

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