Echoes of a Summer Poster

Release Date: 1976

PG|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Deirdre Striden (Jodie Foster) is a perceptive 11-year-old who has an incurable heart condition. Her mother, Ruth (Lois Nettleton), wants to continue to take her to new doctors, although she knows that treatment is futile. Her father, Eugene (Richard Harris), thinks she should be at their lake house, living in denial of her condition. It is only through her friendship with her 9-year-old neighbor, Philip (Brad Savage), that Deirdre is able to honestly face the reality of death.

Cast: Richard Harris, Jodie Foster, Lois Nettleton, Geraldine Fitzgerald, William Windom, Brad Savage

Director: Don Taylor

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Doctor, Friendship, Mother, Emotional, Growing up, Inspiring, Love, House, Daughter, Father, Transformation, 1970s