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That Certain Summer (1972)

A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Doug Salter
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Gary McClain
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Phil Bonner
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Laureen Hyatt
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Nick Salter
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Janet Salter
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Mr. Early, the Conductor
Clarke Gordon ...
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Jan Shepard ...
Jody Bonner
Carolyn Bueno ...
Mrs. Michele
Myron Natwick ...
Man at Party
Patti MacLeod ...
Woman (as Patti Steele)
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A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality.

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Homosexuality is something people never talk about. If they did this family would never have to face...

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Drama

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1 November 1972 (USA)  »

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Damals im Sommer  »

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1.33 : 1
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Doug Salter: Do you know what the word "homosexual" means? Nick? C'mon, look at me. Keep the door open. Do you know what it means?
Nick Salter: I guess so.
Doug Salter: You probably heard about it in school or in the streets. Well, that's just one side: put downs and jokes. A lot of people - most people, I guess - think it's wrong. They say it's a sickness. They say it's something that has to be cured. I don't know. I do know it isn't easy. If I had a choice, it's not something I'd pick for myself. But it's the only way I can live. ...
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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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A Good Film
16 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That Certain Summer must have been ground breaking for a 1972 audience. Today I saw the film for the first time, and am duly impressed. Too bad it's not available for sale on DVD, or video. Well done stories about homosexuality are difficult to find. This one is well worth seeing! As That Certain Summer was done before the intrusion of AIDS, the film can only focus on homosexuality itself, not on the complexities of gay people reacting to crisis.

Fortunately LOGO is showing That Certain Summer, and other similarly good films. That Certain Summer is comparable to the qualities found in Long Time Companion, and As Is.

I recommend it!


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