Summer of '42 | Full Movie

Summer of '42
  • R
  • 1h 45m
  • 1971
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For three teenage boys spending a lonely summer on the beach in New England, it was the summer they learned about life, the summer they became men, the Summer of '42. World War II. Fifteen-year-old, sensitive Hermie (Gary Grimes) and his friends Oscy (Jerry Houser) and Benjie (Oliver Conant), the "terrible trio," spend the long summer days dreaming of and ogling girls. But Hermie has his eye on an older woman, 22-year-old, married Dorothy (Jennifer O'Neill). Dorothy's husband is overseas in the military, and, lonely, she strikes up a friendship with Hermie. It's entirely innocent; Dorothy does not think of Hermie in a sexual way ... until the day she receives a telegram that her husband has been killed, and in her grief, Dorothy turns to Hermie in this tender coming-of-age story.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

Summer of '42 has a large amount of charm and tenderness; it also has little dramatic economy and...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

It forever misses, unlike American Graffiti, the heady sexual climate of adolescence to concentrat...

June 21, 2017
TV Guide

People who actually recall 1942 will more greatly appreciate the waves of nostalgia that bathe thi...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Romance
  • Release Date:April 16, 1971
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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