• That Certain Summer (1972)

That Certain Summer

Release Date: 1972

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

Divorced contractor Doug Salter (Hal Holbrook) has been living with his homosexual lover, Gary McClain (Martin Sheen), for years now, but has never admitted as much to his teenage son, Nick (Scott Jacoby). When Nick comes to visit, Gary moves out in order to keep up the ruse, but Nick manages to find out anyway. Overwhelmed with shame and confusion, he runs away, obliging Doug and Gary to chase after him and try to make him understand the nature of his father's relationship.

Cast: Hal Holbrook, Hope Lange, Scott Jacoby, Martin Sheen, Joe Don Baker, Marlyn Mason, James McEachin, Jan Shepard

Director: Lamont Johnson

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Engaging, Growing up, 1970s


Winner Television Movie
Nominated Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama
Nominated Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama - A Single Program