The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)


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A man who acts upon his conscience opens a Pandora's box of racism and intolerance in this made-for-TV drama. Temple Rayburn (James Woods) is an attorney who lives and works in a small Southern community in the 1940s. When Rayburn and his wife Celia (Elizabeth McGovern) encounter a young man named Ben Tyler (Charles Mattocks) -- an African-American youth who is retarded and has nowhere to go -- they take pity on him and allow him to stay in their home. However, at a time and place when black and … More

Rating: PG (adult situations)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Robert Inman
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Hallmark Entertainment


as Temple Rayburn

as Celia Rayburn

as Spencer Maitland

as Junius Maitland

as Nell Rayburn

as Chief Sam Thomkins

as Suellen Maples

as Doris Carpenter

as Carter Glenn

as Rosetta Tyler

as Dr. Ringgold

as Judge Kragen

as Scooter Maitland

as Narrator
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Depicts the challenges of a lawyer with principles and a belief that it is always important to do the right thing.

Full Review… | August 26, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

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