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The Long Hot Summer 

A loner arrives in a small town only to be condemned for the sins of his father.
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1985  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Don Johnson ...  Ben Quick 2 episodes, 1985
Jason Robards ...  Will Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Judith Ivey ...  Noel Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Cybill Shepherd ...  Eula Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Ava Gardner ...  Minnie Littlejohn 2 episodes, 1985
William Russ ...  Jody Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Wings Hauser ...  Wilson Mahood 2 episodes, 1985
Alexandra Johnson Alexandra Johnson ...  Agnes Stewart 2 episodes, 1985
Stephen Davies ...  Alan Stewart 2 episodes, 1985
Charlotte Stanton Charlotte Stanton ...  Mrs. Stewart 2 episodes, 1985
Albert Hall ...  Armistead Howlett 2 episodes, 1985
William Forsythe ...  Isaac 2 episodes, 1985
James Gammon ...  Billy Quick 2 episodes, 1985
Rance Howard ...  Wilk 2 episodes, 1985
Bill Thurman ...  Houstin 2 episodes, 1985
Robert Wentz Robert Wentz ...  Ratliff 2 episodes, 1985
Irma P. Hall ...  Cecilia Howlett 2 episodes, 1985
Joe Berryman ...  Deputy Hampton 2 episodes, 1985
Patricia Rendleman Patricia Rendleman ...  Lisa 2 episodes, 1985
Norman Bennett ...  Auctioneer 2 episodes, 1985
Jerry Haynes ...  Lew 2 episodes, 1985
Byron Nora Byron Nora 2 episodes, 1985
David Stump David Stump 2 episodes, 1985
Jim Clancy Jim Clancy 2 episodes, 1985
Jecori White Jecori White 2 episodes, 1985
Don Simmons Don Simmons 2 episodes, 1985
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A loner arrives in a small town only to be condemned for the sins of his father.

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Drama | Romance

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USA

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English

Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brennende Sommer See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Cybill Shepherd, she had a sexual encounter with co-star Don Johnson during the filming of the movie. See more »

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Follows The Long, Hot Summer (1965) See more »

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One More Roll of the Dice
Music and Lyrics by Steve Moos
Orchestration by Charles Bernstein
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Brilliant.
10 March 2002 | by Tia-4See all my reviews

I had always claimed, that Don Johnson was not for me. He was not even a good actor. So I was persuaded to watch this film, and I was so facinated. I could not get it out of my head after I saw it. It was brilliant, and Don Johnson played really well. The story was also good. I even wrote to our local TV station, to get them to show it again, but in vain. Please let it come out on DVD so I can buy it.


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