Summer's End (film)

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Summer's End
Summer's End DVD poster.jpg
Directed byHelen Shaver
Produced byGina Matthews
Frank Siracusa
Connie Tavel
Patrick Whitley
Written byGrant Scharbo
Jim Thompson
StarringJames Earl Jones
Jake LeDoux
Brendan Fletcher
Wendy Crewson
Narrated byVictor Garber
Music byLawrence Shragge
Distributed byShowtime
Release date
  • January 30, 1999 (1999-01-30)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryCanada
United States
LanguageEnglish

Summer's End is a Canadian-American 1999 TV movie drama directed by Helen Shaver in her directorial debut.[1] The film tells the story of two teenage brothers and an African-American doctor living in the small town on a lake in Georgia. The film aired on Showtime.[2]

The film is based on a story by American writer Jim Thompson, and is directed by Canadian film director Helen Shaver. It tells the story about two boys who have lost their father and forms a new friendship with a physician facing racial prejudice. The film received nominations for four Daytime Emmy Awards, and won for best children’s special and also best actor (James Earl Jones).[3][4]

Plot[edit]

A young boy (Jake LeDoux), still grieving over his father’s death, befriends a retired physician (James Earl Jones), the former chief of cardiology at an Atlanta hospital who has returned to his hometown in North Georgia where he had a traumatic boyhood; but racial intolerance in the local, predominately white, lakeside community ends up souring the relationship.[5][6][7]

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summer´s End". TCM - Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  2. ^ TV Guide. February 26-March 4, 1999. pg. 96.
  3. ^ Roberts, Jerry (2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. Page 539. ISBN 9780810863781.
  4. ^ https://www.tvovermind.com/entertainment-news/20-famous-actors-won-grammys
  5. ^ Martin, Mick and Marsha Porter (2000). Video Movie Guide 2001. Ballantine Books. Page 1063. ISBN 9780345420992.
  6. ^ Martin, Mick and Marsha Porter (2004). DVD and Video Guide 2005. Ballantine Books. Page 1077. ISBN 9780345449955.
  7. ^ Roberts, Jerry (2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. Page 539. ISBN 9780810863781.

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