The Summer of Ben Tyler

1996, Drama, 1h 37m

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At the onset of World War II, a Southern, white, small-town couple -- attorney Temple Rayburn (James Woods) and his loving wife, Celia (Elizabeth McGovern) -- decide to take in Ben Tyler (Charles Mattocks), the mentally challenged African-American son of their deceased housekeeper. This act of kindness is extremely controversial in their heavily segregated community, and before long the Rayburns find themselves caught in a whirlwind of political and moral issues.

Cast & Crew

James Woods
Temple Rayburn
Len Cariou
Spencer Maitland
Julia McIlvaine
Nell Rayburn
Kevin Isola
Junius Maitland
Gregory Perrelli
Scooter Maitland
Jack Gilpin
Carter Glenn
Novella Nelson
Rosetta Tyler
Clifton James
Chief Sam Thompkins
Ronn Carroll
Judge Kragen
Ed Grady
Dr. Ringgold
Robert Inman
Screenwriter
Dan Witt
Producer
Sharon Cicero
Executive Producer
Ronnie D. Clemmer
Executive Producer
Richard P. Kughn
Executive Producer
Bill Pace
Executive Producer
Richard Welsh
Executive Producer
Neil Roach
Cinematographer
Toni Morgan
Film Editing
Van Dyke Parks
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