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Summertree (1971)

GP | | Drama | 1971 (UK)
Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. His decision to flee to Canada ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Newley

Writers:

Edward Hume (screenplay), Stephen Yafa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Douglas ... Jerry
Jack Warden ... Herb
Brenda Vaccaro ... Vanetta
Barbara Bel Geddes ... Ruth
Kirk Calloway Kirk Calloway ... Marvis (as Kirk Callaway)
Bill Vint Bill Vint ... Tony
Jeff Siggins ... Bennie (as Jeff Siggens)
Rob Reiner ... Don
William Smith ... Draft Lawyer
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Ginsberg
Dennis Fimple ... Shelly (as Dennis Clark Fimple)
June Fairchild ... Girl in Dorm
Richard Stahl ... Man in Conservatory
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Storyline

Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. His decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending in the film's conclusion - in Vietnam. Written by alfiehitchie

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Once there was a girl and a guitar and a summertree...

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Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La casita en el árbol See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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Trivia

Anthony Newley, the director of this film, was Oscar-nominated in 1971 but not for this film. His Oscar nod was for co-writing the score, with Leslie Bricusse and Walter Scarf, for "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." See more »

Goofs

After 66 minutes, Brenda Vaccaro is shown walking barefoot in the bedroom and she scene just after, when she enters in the bathroom where Michael Douglas is, we can hear her walking on the floor with shoes. See more »

Quotes

Marvis: School's a lot of sh**!
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Soundtracks

Having The Time Of Our Lives
by David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr. (as Richard Maltby)
Sung by Hamilton Camp
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I miss the movie
29 July 2005 | by regorwinSee all my reviews

I don't know whether I came to the right column. It was about 30 years ago when I watched this movie. I was a teenager. English was my second language and I had to work hard on learning. I almost forgot what the movie was talking about but purely I remembered Douglas' performance and the atmosphere took me into another place where I remembered for 30 years. Thanks to God we have internet communications nowadays, at least I have an avenue to trace the movie I would like to see a few more times. Please let me know as how I can attain the chance to see it again. I miss the young Michael, too!

Regina Orwin


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