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 ON GOLDEN POND [DVD]
Released:14/4/2003
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ON GOLDEN POND [DVD]

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Format: Digital Versatile Disc
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Based on the play by Ernest Thompson, ON GOLDEN POND tells the deceptively simple tale of one family's summer. The story centres around the bickering but loving relationship between Ethel and Norman Thayer (Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda), an elderly couple who are spending their 48th summer at their New England country home and celebrating Norman's 80th birthday. When their independent, insecure daughter, Chelsea (Jane Fonda), and her new boyfriend, Bill Ray (Dabney Coleman), come for Norman's birthday, they also end up asking the couple to look after Billy Ray (Doug McKeon), Bill's teenage son, while they travel to Europe. Over the summer, Norman becomes closer to Billy Ray than he has ever been to his daughter, sparking Chelsea's long-repressed resentment when she returns. In this beautifully filmed story, there are many things going on along the surface of Golden Pond, including the presence of the loons--who represent all things wonderful about their summer house and their life to Ethel. Director Mark Rydell elicits deeply touching performances from his cast (particularly Henry Fonda in his final screen appearance), and the dialogue of Thompson's script is equally graceful. The odds were against this decidedly quiet, small ensemble piece when it was released in 1981, but the timeless material and the confident direction triumphed.

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Director/s: Mark Rydell
Actor(s) - Actress(es): Katharine Hepburn
Henry Fonda
Jane Fonda
Dabney Coleman
Doug McKeon
Region: 2 (PAL, Europe, Japan, Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland)
Cert: (PG) - Parental Guidance.
Running Time: 104 Mins
No. Disks: 1
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
Special Features: Interactive Menus
Scene Access

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