Summer of '42

Summer of '42

DVD - 2002
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Three teenage friends convey the hilarity of their awkward sexual quest and the genuine pain of growing up. Hermie is finally united with an "older woman" of 22.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2002
Edition: Widescreen format
ISBN: 9780790756820
Branch Call Number: DVD SUM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Summer of forty-two


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Jul 30, 2014

Great movie to watch. Recommended

Nov 25, 2012

Writer Herman Raucher's coming of age autobiography, directed by Robert Mulligan of "To Kill A Mockingbird". It's always affected me, since my youth. Maybe it's the haunting theme song. Or the sentimentality of a simpler time, being young, on the beach. Or all of it. The three girl-crazy dorks, Hermie, Oscy, and Benjie, were genuine, identifiable characters, with their awkwardness and raging hormones. Jennifer O'Neill was as beautiful as they come. An excellent film of innocence lost. FIVE STARS.


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Nov 25, 2012

Narrator: "Nothing from that first day I saw her, and no one that has happened to me since, has ever been as frightening, and as confusing. For no person I've ever known, has ever done more to make me feel more sure, more insecure, more important, and less significant."

Nov 25, 2012

Narrator: "I was never to see her again. Nor was I ever to learn what became of her. We were different then. Kids were different. It took us longer to understand the things we felt. Life is made up of small comings and goings. And for everything we take with us, there is something that we leave behind. In the summer of '42, we raided the Coast Guard station four times, we saw five movies, and had nine days of rain. Benjie broke his watch, Oscy gave up the harmonica, and in a very special way, I lost Hermie, forever."


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