An American Summer

Overview

In this youthful drama, Tom, a 14- year-old who's parents have just divorced, is abruptly uprooted from his wealthy Chicago home and sent to the strange land of LA to live in the far-out beach bungalow of his aunt, an aging hippie still stuck in a by-gone era. He is unhappy with the new arrangement and finds his new bohemian lifestyle strange and the activities of his new peers, stupid. His life begins to change a bit when he befriends a young surfer named Fin. At first he thinks of the fun-loving Fin as a real ...
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Overview

In this youthful drama, Tom, a 14- year-old who's parents have just divorced, is abruptly uprooted from his wealthy Chicago home and sent to the strange land of LA to live in the far-out beach bungalow of his aunt, an aging hippie still stuck in a by-gone era. He is unhappy with the new arrangement and finds his new bohemian lifestyle strange and the activities of his new peers, stupid. His life begins to change a bit when he befriends a young surfer named Fin. At first he thinks of the fun-loving Fin as a real dolt, but later he admits he was wrong. Like the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn characters on which they are loosely based, the two new friends soon find themselves having a series of adventures, some of them dangerous; by the summer's end, Tom finds himself wiser, accustomed to California, and a lot more grown up.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • UPC: 844628010788
  • Original Release: 1990
  • Source: Tango Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 59,364

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Landes Tom
Brian Austin Green Fin
Joanna Kerns Aunt Sunny
Amber Susa Traci
Wayne Pere Rockman
Jennifer Abbott Suntanning Woman
David James Alexander Man Buying Glasses
Joy Baggish Woman Buying Glasses
Edward Beimfohr Mr. Travis
Nick Benedict Mr. Finley
Chance Boyer Kusick
Pat Brisson Hockey Player
Rhonda Britten "Miss Greenhair"
Michele Buffone Waitress
John Chaidez Dave Hartle
Jacim Chavez Skateboarder
Greg Crane Helpful Boy on Beach
Jeffrey Culver Policeman at Station
Curt Gowdy Himself
Andrew Divoff Dode
David Evans
Nathan Fletcher Mongo
Nigel Gibbs Policeman at Mine
David Gooding
Ashley Hackert Amber
Michele Harrell 1st Stewardess
Paul Hopkins Man Getting off Plane
Paul Hopkins Man Getting off Plane
Mary Ingersoll reporter
Cheryl T. Janecky Mrs. Travis
William Knight Clerk with Switch
Brian Krause Joey
Sherrie Krenn Cari
Alf Krenn Judge on Pier
Shannon McDonald Surfer with Dog
Ron Melendez Craig
Thomas David Parker Convenience Store Clerk
Scott Plauche Motorcycle Cop
John Priebe
Steve Reffling Band Member
Alan Reiser Band Member
Dale Rivers Band Member
Derek Lee Rivers Band Member
Russell James Rivers Lead Singer
Jordan Schock Skateboarder
Kathlene Shawver Girl on the beach
Andy Sheldon Band Member
Barrett Sherwood
Charlene Simpson Mona
James Slocum Surfing Judge
Suanne Spoke Mrs. Travis
Karen Teliha bag Lady
Chuck Walling Sid
Goeffrey Young Man on Rollerskates
Debra Zane
John Zarchen Surfing Judge
Technical Credits
James Slocum Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Edward L. Conley III Art Director
Wade W. Danielson Associate Producer
Bruce Dorfman Cinematographer
Charles Faithorn Co-producer
Damon Fortier Production Designer
Jane Hamsher Producer
Roger Neill Score Composer
Ron Rosen Editor
Barrett Sherwood Art Director
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