On Golden Pond (2001 film)

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On Golden Pond
Written by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Ernest Thompson
Martin Pasetta (live broadcast director)
Starring Julie Andrews
Christopher Plummer
Glenne Headly
Sam Robards
Brett Cullen
Will Rothhaar
Composer(s) Anthony Marinelli
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Craig Anderson
Running time 100 minutes
Original network CBS
Original release
  • April 29, 2001 (2001-04-29)

On Golden Pond is a 2001 American television adaptation of the play starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The movie originally aired on CBS on April 29, 2001 and was promoted as a live television event. The movie was filmed on a sound stage in Los Angeles, CA.[1]

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer had previously starred in the highly successful 1965 film The Sound of Music, and their reuniting in this play was part of the promotion for the original broadcast of the film. The film is also notable because the author of the play, Ernest Thompson, directed this version and Craig Anderson, the producer/director of the original Off Broadway and Broadway productions of the play, was the executive producer.[2]

Thompson provided rewrites to his original play for this broadcast. Most of them in Act II and centering on the characters of Bill Ray and Charlie Martin.

Approximately 11.9 million people watched the production when it was initially released. This was the lowest viewership for a program in its timeslot.[3]

Cast list[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Emmy Awards[edit]

  • Nomination for "Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special" (2001)[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gates, Anita (April 29, 2001). "TELEVISION/RADIO; 'On Golden Pond,' the Event: Yes (Sigh), I'll Watch". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Craig Anderson Productions filmography (page 2)". Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  3. ^ Susman, Gary (May 7, 2001). "Niki Taylor is seriously hurt in a car crash Plus, no writers' strike yet, Jerry Seinfeld hits the road, and more [TV Ratings This 'Weak']". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  4. ^ "Primetime Emmy Award Database". emmys.com. Retrieved 2010-10-28. 

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