The Summer of Ben Tyler Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for The Summer of Ben Tyler the Movie

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Temple Rayburn (Woods) is an up-and-coming lawyer in a small southern town in 1942 and the protege of influential Spencer Maitland (Cariou). Before his family's black housekeeper dies, Rayburn agrees to take in her mentally handicapped teenaged son, Ben (Mattocks), to the dismay of the white community. Then Maitland insists Rayburn defend his son Junius (Isola) against a drunk driving charge where a woman was killed. TV movie.


Hallmark Home Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1400, Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (213)634-3000, Fax: (213)549-3760, Remarks: Lainie Handelman, Mktg.

Available on VHS
Running time 134 minutes.

Cast and Crew

American South, Period Piece: 1940s, Law & Lawyers, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Justice Prevails...?
Robert Inman
James Woods, Len Cariou, Elizabeth McGovern, Charles Mattocks, Kevin Isola, Julia McIlvaine, Clifton James
Neil Roach
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Van Dyke Parks
Judith Ivey
Richard Welsh, Hallmark Hall of Fame

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