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As Summers Die (1986)

TV Movie | 87 min | Drama

The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern patriarch. Discovering oil on the afore mentioned ...See moreThe plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern patriarch. Discovering oil on the afore mentioned property, the patriarch's family tries to regain the land by destroying the deed and denying it ever existed. Coming to Elvira Backus' aid is attorney Willie Croft. He attempts to get back Elvira's land and leads the movie to it's eventual court scene. Written by P. Wong See less
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Writers
Jeff Andrus (teleplay) | Michael De Guzman (teleplay) (as Ed Namzug) | Winston Groom (novel)
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Gene Rudolf (as Gene Rudolph)
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Updated May 18, 1986

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May 18, 1986 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Scott Glenn
Willie Croft Willie Croft   See fewer
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Jamie Lee Curtis
Whitsey Loftin Whitsey Loftin   See fewer
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Bette Davis
Hannah Loftin Hannah Loftin   See fewer
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John Randolph
Augustus Tompkins Augustus Tompkins   See fewer
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Ron O'Neal
Daniel Backus Daniel Backus   See fewer
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Bruce McGill
V.D. Skinner V.D. Skinner   See fewer
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Richard Venture
Brevard Holt Brevard Holt   See fewer
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John McIntire
Judge Dudley McCormack Judge Dudley McCormack   See fewer
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Beah Richards
Elvira Backus Elvira Backus   See fewer
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Penny Fuller
Marci Holt Marci Holt   See fewer
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Paul Roebling
Percy Holt Percy Holt   See fewer
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Priscilla (as C.C.H. Pounder) Priscilla (as C.C.H. Pounder)   See fewer
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Nadia Gay Brown
Ruth Holt Ruth Holt   See fewer
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Bill Coates
Carley Carley   See fewer
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Ruth Council
Woman in Church Woman in Church   See fewer
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John Eldridge
Tax Assessor Tax Assessor   See fewer
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Roy R. Finn
Man in Court Man in Court   See fewer
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Ed Grady
Boudreaux (as Ed L. Grady) Boudreaux (as Ed L. Grady)   See fewer
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Eugene F. Grenecker Jr.
Records Clerk Records Clerk   See fewer
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Jeff Griswold
Tompkins' Assistant Tompkins' Assistant   See fewer
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Maceo Antonia Horne
The Butler The Butler   See fewer
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J.J. Jennings
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Horace Johns
Man in Church Man in Church   See fewer
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Willie Mack Rose
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Willie Ross Sr.
Preacher (as Reverend Willie Ross Sr.) Preacher (as Reverend Willie Ross Sr.)   See fewer
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Fluker Stewart
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George Tate
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Blair Barnette
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7.3 / 10 | 609 votes