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As Summers Die (1986)

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As Summers Die was produced as an "HBO Premiere" attraction. Set in the segregationist South of the 1950s, the film pits the wealthy but decadent members of a landed-gentry white family against a feisty old black woman, on whose property oil has been discovered. Idealistic attorney Scott Glenn bucks the family--and the inbred prejudices of the community--to protect the woman's interests. He finds himself with two unsuspected allies in the forms of young Jamie Lee Curtis and ancient Bette Davis, two "renegade" members of the very family that wants to grab the oil-rich land. As Summers Die had its cable-TV debut on May 17, 1986.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language)
Genre:
Drama
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HBO Video

Cast

Scott Glenn
as Willie Croft
Bette Davis
as Hannah Loftin
Jamie Lee Curtis
as Whitsey Loftin
John Randolph
as Augustus Tompkins
Ron O'Neal
as Daniel Backus
Beah Richards
as Elvira Backus
Bruce McGill
as V.D. Skinner
Richard Venture
as Brevard Holt
John McIntire
as Judge Dudley McCormack
Penny Fuller
as Marci Holt
Paul Roebling
as Percy Holt
CCH Pounder
as Priscilla
Bill Coates
as Carley
John Eldridge
as Tax Assessor
Ed Grady
as Boudreaux
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