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As Summers Die (1986)

The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern ... See full summary »

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Jeff Andrus (teleplay), Michael De Guzman (teleplay) (as Ed Namzug) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Glenn ... Willie Croft
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Whitsey Loftin
Bette Davis ... Hannah Loftin
John Randolph ... Augustus Tompkins
Ron O'Neal ... Daniel Backus
Bruce McGill ... V.D. Skinner
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Brevard Holt
John McIntire ... Judge Dudley McCormack
Beah Richards ... Elvira Backus
Penny Fuller ... Marci Holt
Paul Roebling Paul Roebling ... Percy Holt
CCH Pounder ... Priscilla (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Tammy Baldwin Tammy Baldwin ... Wanda
Nadia Gay Brown Nadia Gay Brown ... Ruth Holt
Bill Coates Bill Coates ... Carley
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The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern patriarch. Discovering oil on the afore mentioned property, the patriarch's family tries to regain the land by destroying the deed and denying it ever existed. Coming to Elvira Backus' aid is attorney Willie Croft. He attempts to get back Elvira's land and leads the movie to it's eventual court scene. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Valdosta, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Scott Glenn and Bruce McGill appeared in Courage Under Fire (1996) and W. (2008). See more »

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Disappointed :-(
19 March 2010 | by carol-chermanSee all my reviews

After I read the review written by "moviola-8," I was immediately inspired to buy "As Summers Die" on eBay. I was hoping that this movie would show the brilliance that writer, Winston Groom, showed in "Forrest Gump," but I'm just not feeling it...not even close. This movie didn't make the same impression on me that it did on the other reviewers, and I was disappointed. The story meandered along and did not bring up any feelings in me. I didn't feel indignant, outraged or anything else. Nothing. Maybe something was lost in translation between the book and the screenplay (by a different writer). As long as we're talking about old movies that are hard to find, but worth the viewing, I'd like to find "The Traveling Executioner" starring Stacy Keach, but I don't think it exists on DVD or VHS. Now THAT is an original and very different story - as is "Forrest Gump."


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