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The Long Hot Summer (6-Oct-1985)

Director: Stuart Cooper

Writers: Rita Mae Brown; Dennis Turner

From novel: The Hamlet by William Faulkner

Keywords: Romantic Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Forsythe
7-Jun-1955   Raising Arizona
James Gammon
20-Apr-1940 16-Jul-2010 American Character Actor
Ava Gardner
24-Dec-1922 25-Jan-1990 The Barefoot Contessa
Irma P. Hall
3-Jun-1935   Soul Food
Wings Hauser
12-Dec-1947   Life Among the Cannibals
Rance Howard
17-Nov-1928   Father of Ron Howard, Clint Howard
Judith Ivey
4-Sep-1951   Designing Women
Don Johnson
15-Dec-1949   Miami Vice, Nash Bridges
Jason Robards
26-Jul-1922 26-Dec-2000 All The President's Men
William Russ
20-Oct-1950   Roger LoCocco on Wiseguy
Cybill Shepherd
18-Feb-1950   Moonlighting


Review by anonymous (posted on 9-Jun-2006)

Probably some of the best performances from many of this stellar cast: Don Johnson pulls deep inside to portray the misunderstood Ben Quick. Both he and Judith Ivey make Faulkner's characters uncomfortably too real. Ava Gardner, as Minnie Littlejohn, brings class to a character meant to be just another cheap, contemptible woman. Even Jason Robards, Cybill Shepard, and William Russ rise to the other actors' standards in this underrated rendition of a Southern classic.

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