Last Summer
1969 - USA - 97 min. - Feature, Color
Director Frank Perry

Genre/Type Drama

Rating R
From book by Evan Hunter

Produced by Allied / Frank Perry

Plot Synopsis:
"Last Summer" is a frank coming-of-age tale that refuses to prettify its
young characters or their activities. A group of aimless teens get together
for sex, drugs and rock-and-roll on Fire Island. Timid, overweight Rhonda
(Catherine Burns) is goaded into aberrant behavior by her peers, especially
the promiscuous Sandy (Barbara Hershey). Enjoying Rhonda's discomfiture,
Sandy encourages the boys in the group to gang-rape the poor girl. It was
this scene, the first of its kind in a general-release American picture,
that earned "Last Summer" its initial "X" rating. The film was later
judiciously trimmed to qualify for an R rating without blunting its dramatic
impact. -- Hal Erickson

Cast:
Barbara Hershey - Sandy
Richard Thomas - Peter
Bruce Davison - Dan
Cathy Burns - Rhoda
Ralph Waite - Peter's Father
Ernesto Gonzalez - Anibal
Bibi Andersson
Andrew Krance
Eileen Letchworth - Dan's Mother
Wayne Mayer - Town Hood
Maeve McGuire - Younger Woman
Ed Stevlingson - Sidney
Conrad Bain - Dan's Father
Peter Turgeon - Mr. Caudell
Lou Gary - Town Hood
Glen Walker - Boy at Dance

Credits:
Frank Perry - Director / Producer
Sidney Beckerman - Producer
Alfred W. Crown - Producer
Evan Hunter - Screenwriter
Eleanor Perry - Screenwriter
Gerald Hirschfeld - Cinematographer
Sidney Katz - Editor
Marion Kraft - Editor
John Simon - Composer (Music Score)
Peter Dohanos - Art Director
Theoni V. Aldredge - Costume Designer

1 composition in the soundtrack is composed and performed by Collin Walcott
on sitar and tambora. This music is in 1 scene in the film and is on the
soundtrack LP.

2003. All rights reserved to the Collin Walcott Family