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A Summer Story (1988)

Ashton and his best friend are hiking across Dartmoor when twist his ankle, Ashton goes for help at a nearby farmhouse and stay there for a few days and falls in love with Megan.

Director:

Piers Haggard

Writers:

John Galsworthy (story "The Apple Tree"), Penelope Mortimer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Wilby ... Frank Ashton
Imogen Stubbs ... Megan David
Susannah York ... Mrs. Narracombe
Kenneth Colley ... Jim (as Ken Colley)
Jerome Flynn ... Joe Narracombe
Lee Billett Lee Billett ... Nick
Oliver Perry Oliver Perry ... Rick
Harry Burton Harry Burton ... Garton
Sophie Ward ... Stella Halliday
John Elmes John Elmes ... Phil Halliday
Camilla Power ... Sabina Halliday
Juliette Fleming Juliette Fleming ... Freda Halliday
Sukie Smith Sukie Smith ... Betsy
John Savident ... Bank Clerk
Rachel Joyce Rachel Joyce ... Post Office Girl
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Storyline

England, 1904. A young lawyer from London, Mr. Ashton and his best friend are hiking across Dartmoor. As he twisted his ankle, Ashton is forced to seek help at a nearby farmhouse and stay there for a few days. Innocent beauty Megan David catches the attention of Ashton. He decides to stay longer, and he and Megan fall in love, much to the displeasure of Megan's aunt and her loutish son. Before Ashton leaves the farm, he vows to return and take Megan away with him. Written by nitorch

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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.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1988 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Summer Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Devon, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$462,813
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1904 and 1922. See more »

Connections

Version of Actor's Studio: The Apple Tree (1950) See more »

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I need to watch it again
23 May 2004 | by quayevanoSee all my reviews

I remember watching this film way back when I was in high school as a TV special (since it was never released in movie theaters in my country).

My sister and I, as young as we were then and perhaps still idealistic and what have you, were moved to tears watching this great film. I can still remember my sister and I trying to find out the name of the actress when the credit was being shown because we were so touched by the truthfulness of her performance.

For one strange reason or another Imogen Stubbs' name really got stuck in my mind from then on, although I have never ever seen any other movie of hers after that. This movie made an impression on my young mind and has stayed with me ever since. For a couple of years now, I have been desperately trying to find a VCD or DVD copy of this movie so that I could watch it again and experience the same emotions I had back then when I was watching it with innocent eyes. But alas, I still have not found any copy.

I really would love to watch this movie again... something to help me revisit the child in me.


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