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Release Date: July 20th, 2003

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 1998

PG|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
Cantankerous retiree Norman Thayer (Henry Fonda) and his conciliatory wife, Ethel (Katharine Hepburn), spend summers at their New England vacation home on the shores of idyllic Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter, Chelsea (Jane Fonda), visits with her new fiancée and his teenage son, Billy (Doug McKeon) on their way to Europe. After leaving Billy behind to bond with Norman, Chelsea returns, attempting to repair the long-strained relationship with her aging father before it's too late.

Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon, Dabney Coleman, William Lanteau, Christopher Rydell

Director: Mark Rydell

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures, Artisan Entertainment

Keywords: Moving, Daughter, Emotional, Marriage, Transformation, Family, Mother, Heartwarming, 1980s

Awards

Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Sound
Nominated Cinematography