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The Last Convertible 

A World War II coming-of-age drama about five men who meet in the fall of 1940 at Harvard. The war affects all of them, each in different ways. A green 1939 Packard convertible is at the ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Perry King ...  Russ Currier 3 episodes, 1979
Deborah Raffin ...  Chris Farris 3 episodes, 1979
Bruce Boxleitner ...  George Virdon 3 episodes, 1979
Edward Albert ...  Ron Dalrymple 3 episodes, 1979
Sharon Gless ...  Kay Haddon 3 episodes, 1979
John Shea ...  Terry Garrigan 3 episodes, 1979
Michael Nouri ...  Jean RGR des Barres 3 episodes, 1979
Caroline Smith Caroline Smith ...  Nancy Van Breymer 3 episodes, 1979
Stacey Nelkin ...  Sheila Garrigan 3 episodes, 1979
Tracy Brooks Swope ...  Liz Baynor 3 episodes, 1979
Kim Darby ...  Ann Rowan 3 episodes, 1979
James Casey ...  Staff Sergeant 3 episodes, 1979
Carmen Filpi 3 episodes, 1979
Pat Harrington Jr. ...  Major Fred Goodman 3 episodes, 1979
Noah Hathaway ...  Teddy Age 6 3 episodes, 1979
John Houseman ...  Dr. Wetherell 3 episodes, 1979
Stephen Manley Stephen Manley ...  Italian Kid 3 episodes, 1979
Fred McCarren ...  Paul McCreed 3 episodes, 1979
Jeanna Michaels Jeanna Michaels ...  Denise 3 episodes, 1979
Martin Milner ...  Sergeant Dabric 3 episodes, 1979
Vic Morrow ...  Chief Lonborg 3 episodes, 1979
Timothy O'Hagan Timothy O'Hagan ...  Fluff Fetcher 3 episodes, 1979
Lisa Pelikan ...  Rosamond Ardley 3 episodes, 1979
Shawn Stevens ...  Bobby 3 episodes, 1979
Sam Weisman ...  Mel 3 episodes, 1979
Stuart Whitman ...  Colonel Hiram Elkhart 3 episodes, 1979
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A World War II coming-of-age drama about five men who meet in the fall of 1940 at Harvard. The war affects all of them, each in different ways. A green 1939 Packard convertible is at the center of the story, as is Chris Farris, a beautiful Radcliffe girl. Written by John Howell

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1942. The Passion of War. And of Love.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1979 (USA) See more »

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The Last Convertible See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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A Rose-Colored World of Friends
18 March 2015 | by JLRMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

Perry King, Edward Albert, John Shea and Bruce Boxleitner star in this TV-movie adaptation of Anton Myrer's novel, "The Last Convertible," which concerns friends in their college years, whose world is upset by WWII and even Deborah Raffin. When they meet her, they all fall in love with her. All of them. Some are more honorable in their intentions. I know my review won't be that original (I did read a few reviews - breaking my rule), but I wanted to add my two cents. I was 9 or 10 when I saw this in 1979 and I had fond memories of liking it, though I didn't have vivid memories of the actual movie. But it did make an impression on me. This had been on my to-find list for literally 20 years (DVD, people!) and I finally broke down and bought a dvr copy of it. I'm so glad I did. Now I see why I liked it so much. From the beginning and throughout the film, it captures that "world with rose-colored glasses" and what also makes it so special is that despite all the highs and lows and fights and turmoils between the friends and their wives, their inner circle was never broken. They retained a bond that never wavered and they always returned to their friends; they always spent time together. Even despite the fact Perry's character could be a jerk, they all seemed to find the best in each other. And, even though I spent money on a dvr copy, if "The Last Convertible" came out on an actual DVD next week (not likely), I would pay good money for it again. It felt like spending time with friends. I have not read the book, but I have read on websites that those who have read the book have read it almost every year and at the beach; it's great beach-reading material, they say. But those who did read the book didn't like the TV-movie as much as those who didn't. But, Perry's beard at the end! Anyway, we will all be blessed if this came out on DVD. An engrossing and entertaining drama of friends with obstacles facing tomorrow, such as "The Last Convertible" is worth being made public for all to enjoy!


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