The Long Hot Summer (1985 film)

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The Long Hot Summer
Genre Drama
Written by William Faulkner (stories)
Rita Mae Brown
Dennis Turner
Directed by Stuart Cooper
Starring Don Johnson
Jason Robards
Judith Ivey
Cybill Shepherd
William Russ
Theme music composer Charles Bernstein
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Leonard Hill
John Thomas Lenox
Producer(s) Dori Weiss
Bobbi Kronowitz (associate producer)
Production location(s) Marshall, Texas
T.C. Lindsey & Co., Jonesville, Texas
The Myrtles Plantation - 7747 US Highway 61, St. Francisville, Louisiana
Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation - State Highway 75, Geismer, Louisiana
Elysian Fields, Texas
Oak Alley Plantation - 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, Louisiana
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Cinematography Reed Smoot
Steve Yaconelli
Editor(s) Daniel T. Cahn
Running time 200 min.
Production company(s) Leonard Hill Films
Long Hot Productions
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release October 6, 1985

The Long Hot Summer is a 1985 American made-for-television romantic drama film starring Don Johnson.[1] It is a remake of the 1958 film of the same name.[1]


Drifter Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and Will Varner, a family patriarch, sees Ben as a better choice to inherit the family business than his only son, Jody. Will tries to push Ben and his daughter Noel into marriage. Noel is initially reluctant to court Ben and Jody senses that Ben threatens his position.



  1. ^ a b "The Long Hot Summer". The New York Times.

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