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A Summer Story (1988)





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Set in rural England at the turn-of-the-century, this romantic drama follows the love affair between a farm girl and a London attorney. The trouble comes from the great difference in their social class.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Penelope Mortimer
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On DVD: Aug 11, 2014
Media Home Entertainment

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James Wilby
as Mr. Ashton
Imogen Stubbs
as Megan David
Sophie Ward
as Stella Halliday
Susannah York
as Mrs. Narracombe
Jerome Flynn
as Joe Narracombe
Lee Billett
as Nick Narracombe
Oliver Perry
as Rick Narracombe
Harry Burton
as Robert Garton
John Savident
as Bank Clerk
John Elmes
as Phil Halliday
Camilla Power
as Sabina Halliday
Juliette Fleming
as Freda Halliday
Rachel Joyce
as Post Office Girl
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Critic Reviews for A Summer Story

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | October 23, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

An enchanting movie for the whole family

January 24, 2006

Audience Reviews for A Summer Story

So true, so sad, beautiful and truthful tale anyone could relate to IF you had a lost love. A story about free will and fate, both battle in this romance drama. Were it for a train schedule, this romantically involved stranger and villager would have married. Who knew? Least of all them.

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In 1922, a man recalls the love affair he enjoyed with a woman before the First World War. The film is based on the John Galsworthy story The Apple Tree.

A Summer Story is a 1988 British drama film directed by Piers Haggard, with the script written by Penelope Mortimer, based on short story The Apple Tree by John Galsworthy.

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Highly recommended for romanticist types and those that think fate has everything or nothing to do with living.
For every man and every woman there is that one great love. A love that touches the heart fires the soul and lingers in the memory forever.

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REVIEWS by those like us:

1 What can I say about the movie, it's mesmerizing. Strongly recommended. Just go for it, worth an experience.

2 Too many people are missing a great story and a great movie.

3 Anyone whose ever loved and lost will feel what the characters are feeling in this film! It will make you cry aswell, otherwise you don't have a heart. ;-)

4 A precious, precious film.

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Directed by
Piers Haggard

The films of Piers Haggard
I Can't... I Can't (1969)
Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
The Quatermass Conclusion (1979)
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)
Venom (1981)
A Summer Story (1988)
Conquest (1998)

Produced by
Danton Rissner

Written by
John Galsworthy
Penelope Mortimer

Music by
Georges Delerue

Kenneth MacMillan

Editing by
Ralph Sheldon

Release dates
11 August 1988 (New York City New York)

Running time
95 minutes

United Kingdom


[img]http://img.youtube.com/vi/pYCSU6Kqt7E/0.jpg[/img] Fate caused the love affair of a lifetime


James Wilby - Mr. Ashton
Imogen Stubbs - Megan David
Susannah York - Mrs. Narracombe
Kenneth Colley - Jim
Jerome Flynn - Joe Narracombe
Lee Billett - Nick
Oliver Perry - Rick
Harry Burton - Garton
Sophie Ward - Stella Halliday
John Elmes - Mr. Halliday
Camilla Power - Sabina Halliday
Juliette Fleming - Freda Halliday
Sukie Smith - Betsy
John Savident - Bank Clerk
Rachel Joyce - Post Office Girl


Monsieur Rick
monsieur rick

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