THAT CERTAIN SUMMER (TV) (1972 USA)
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Directed by Lamont Johnson
Starring: Scott Jacoby, Hal Holbrook, Martin Sheen
Genres: Drama, Gay, Staff Picks, Kids
73 minutes | Full Screen | Color | English
A teenager must deal with his divorced father's homosexuality in this made-for-tv movie written by the Emmy-winning writing team of Richard Levinson and William Link (Columbo, Mannix). Hal Holbrook stars as a middle-aged divorced man, whose son played by Scott Jacoby cannot fathom the reason for his parents' split. During a summer visit, Jacoby meets his father's much-younger "best friend," played by Martin Sheen. Holbrook hedges, but finds he can no longer hold back the truth from his son: Sheen is Holbrook's male lover. Originally telecast on November 1, 1972, That Certain Summer was the first TV film to take a mature and non-remonstrative approach to the subject of homosexuality.