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The Long Hot Summer 

A loner arrives in a small town only to be condemned for the sins of his father.




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Series cast summary:
Don Johnson ...  Ben Quick 2 episodes, 1985
Jason Robards ...  Will Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Judith Ivey ...  Noel Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Cybill Shepherd ...  Eula Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Ava Gardner ...  Minnie Littlejohn 2 episodes, 1985
William Russ ...  Jody Varner 2 episodes, 1985
Wings Hauser ...  Wilson Mahood 2 episodes, 1985
Alexandra Johnson Alexandra Johnson ...  Agnes Stewart 2 episodes, 1985
Stephen Davies ...  Alan Stewart 2 episodes, 1985
Charlotte Stanton Charlotte Stanton ...  Mrs. Stewart 2 episodes, 1985
Albert Hall ...  Armistead Howlett 2 episodes, 1985
William Forsythe ...  Isaac 2 episodes, 1985
James Gammon ...  Billy Quick 2 episodes, 1985
Rance Howard ...  Wilk 2 episodes, 1985
Bill Thurman ...  Houstin 2 episodes, 1985
Robert Wentz Robert Wentz ...  Ratliff 2 episodes, 1985
Irma P. Hall ...  Cecilia Howlett 2 episodes, 1985
Joe Berryman ...  Deputy Hampton 2 episodes, 1985
Patricia Rendleman Patricia Rendleman ...  Lisa 2 episodes, 1985
Norman Bennett ...  Auctioneer 2 episodes, 1985
Jerry Haynes ...  Lew 2 episodes, 1985
Byron Nora Byron Nora 2 episodes, 1985
David Stump David Stump 2 episodes, 1985
Jim Clancy Jim Clancy 2 episodes, 1985
Jecori White Jecori White 2 episodes, 1985
Don Simmons Don Simmons 2 episodes, 1985


A loner arrives in a small town only to be condemned for the sins of his father.

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Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brennende Sommer See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Don Johnson called the solution they sprayed on him combat sex sweat. See more »


Follows The Long, Hot Summer (1958) See more »


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Music and Lyrics by Steve Moos
Orchestration by Charles Bernstein
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A perfect rebel pursuing a perfectly respectable girl!
17 January 2006 | by shadydameSee all my reviews

I saw this for the first time when I was about 11 years old. Of course, I then had a crush on Don Johnson in "Miami Vice". I am 32 years old now and am still swept away by this movie. I recorded it off regular TV, back in the day. As I have grown older, I love it even more. I don't play it often now as it is completely recorded verbatim in my memory. (plus my vcr recording is wearing thin!) I am not the romantic type, but this movie makes me feel like the romanticized fantasy of a hero of a man pursuing a woman. In this movie there is treachery, scheming, seduction, suspicion, heroism, compassion, and improbable luck. The plot is very basic; people believing their morals are better than the other. White is better than black. Rich is better than poor. I object! The strenght of the oppressed stereotype, rich and race, is exploded all over the screen! Give it a try! It is 3 hours long, but well worth the fantasy!

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