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As Summers Die (1986)

The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern ... See full summary »

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Jeff Andrus (teleplay), Michael De Guzman (teleplay) (as Ed Namzug) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Glenn ... Willie Croft
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Whitsey Loftin
Bette Davis ... Hannah Loftin
John Randolph ... Augustus Tompkins
Ron O'Neal ... Daniel Backus
Bruce McGill ... V.D. Skinner
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Brevard Holt
John McIntire ... Judge Dudley McCormack
Beah Richards ... Elvira Backus
Penny Fuller ... Marci Holt
Paul Roebling Paul Roebling ... Percy Holt
CCH Pounder ... Priscilla (as C.C.H. Pounder)
Tammy Baldwin Tammy Baldwin ... Wanda
Nadia Gay Brown Nadia Gay Brown ... Ruth Holt
Bill Coates Bill Coates ... Carley
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The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern patriarch. Discovering oil on the afore mentioned property, the patriarch's family tries to regain the land by destroying the deed and denying it ever existed. Coming to Elvira Backus' aid is attorney Willie Croft. He attempts to get back Elvira's land and leads the movie to it's eventual court scene. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Valdosta, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Scott Glenn and Bruce McGill appeared in Courage Under Fire (1996) and W. (2008). See more »

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Very impressed by this movie
23 August 2006 | by kingmiller-1See all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV years ago, and I've never stopped looking for it again. I'd love it if it was on DVD, so I could rent or buy it. I think Scott Glenn is one of the best actors, and one of the most underrated ones, that are in movies today. And Jamie Lee Curtis is always charming, cute, and does her usual great acting performance. I'm not a Bette Davis fan, so I don't care whether she was good or not in this movie. All the other members of the cast more than make up for my opinion of her. I was especially impressed with the concept of a white lawyer defending a black woman in a lawsuit. All the cast was excellent. I hope I get to see the movie again one of these days. I looked for it on Netflix, but unfortunately, they don't have a copy of it yet.


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