Summer Heat (1987 film)
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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Michie Gleason|
|Produced by||William Tennant|
|Written by||Michie Gleason|
|Music by||Richard Stone|
|Edited by||Mary Bauer|
Summer Heat is a 1987 film drama written and directed by Michie Gleason, with a screenplay by Michie Gleason based on the novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail by Louise Shivers. It stars Lori Singer.
In rural North Carolina in the post-Depression late 1930s, Roxy Walston is only 17 when she marries a boy she knows, Aaron. They have a child (called Baby) and live and work on a farm that raises tobacco.
Roxy's father, who operates a mortuary, sends a young drifter named Jack Ruffin their way to be a farmhand. Jack has an affair with Roxy, with tragic results.
- Lori Singer as Roxy Walston
- Anthony Edwards as Aaron
- Bruce Abbott as Jack Ruffin
- Kathy Bates as Ruth
- Dorothy McGuire as Narrator (voice)
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