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On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

Katharine Hepburn
Director: Mark Rydell Cast: Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
, Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Mark Rydell
On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

Katharine Hepburn
Director: Mark Rydell Cast: Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
, Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Mark Rydell

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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Overview

There's little that happens in On Golden Pond that isn't thoroughly predictable from the start, but the film is blessed with so much star power, charm and honest sentiment that everyone in the audience is willing to ignore the cliches and go the distance. In his last film, Henry Fonda plays Norman Thayer, a cranky 80-year-old retired professor, making his annual pilgrimage with his wife Katharine Hepburn (in her only teaming with Henry Fonda) to their New England summer cottage. Their solitude is interrupted when the couple's daughter Chelsea (Jane Fonda) arrives with her fiance Bill (Dabney Coleman) and his son Doug McKeon in tow. It takes a while, but Jane Fonda and Coleman, about to go on a vacation of their own, persuade Henry Fonda and Hepburn to take care of McKeon. Henry Fonda and the kid dislike each other from Square One, and it looks as though this summer (which may very well be Henry Fonda's last) will be a depressing experience. Gradually, Henry Fonda and McKeon grow to love one another; their bond is strengthened during a near-fatal accident while fishing. It is through the warm relationship between Henry Fonda and the boy that the old man and his daughter Jane Fonda are at last able to display affection towards each other--the first time they've done so in years. Gorgeously photographed by Billy Williams, On Golden Pond is a wonderful valedictory for Henry Fonda, who died not long after the film's completion; Katharine Hepburn has less to do, but few can do so much with so little. Academy Awards were bestowed upon Henry Fonda, Hepburn, and screenwriter Ernest Thompson (who adapted the film from his stage play).


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Product Details

Release Date: 01/20/2015
UPC: 0826663155839
Original Release: 1981
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 6,097

Special Features

Audio commentary with director Mark Rydell; Reflections on Golden Pond featurette; A Woman of Substance: Katharine Hepburn Remembered featurette; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katharine Hepburn Ethel Thayer
Henry Fonda Norman Thayer Jr.
Jane Fonda Chelsea Thayer Wayne
Doug McKeon Billy Ray
Dabney Coleman Bill Ray
William Lanteau Charlie Martin
Chris Rydell Sumner Todd

Technical Credits
Mark Rydell Director
Jane Bogart Set Decoration/Design
Terry Carr Producer
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Gary Daigler Asst. Director
Bruce Gilbert Producer
Stephen B. Grimes Production Designer
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Emad Helmey Set Decoration/Design
Dorothy Jeakins Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Primus Casting
Ida Random Production Designer
David Ronne Sound/Sound Designer
Kay Rose Sound Editor
Martin Starger Producer
Ernest Thompson Original Story,Screenwriter
Tom Tuttle Makeup
Billy Williams Cinematographer
Robert L. Wolfe Editor

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