On Golden Pond

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The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea -- whom they haven't seen for years -- feels she must be there for Norman's birthday. She and her fiance are on their way to Europe the next day but will be back in a couple of weeks to pick up the fiance's son. When she returns Chelsea is married and her stepson has the relationship with her father that she always wanted. Will father and daughter be able to communicate at last?

Director: Mark Rydell
Writer: Ernest Thompson (screenplay), Ernest Thompson (based on his play)
Production: N/A
Genre: drama
Year: 1981
MetaScore: 68/100
ImdbRating: 7.6
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 12 Feb 1982
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 23 nominations.


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Ethel Thayer - Katharine Hepburn
Norman Thayer Jr. - Henry Fonda
Chelsea Thayer Wayne - Jane Fonda
Billy Ray - Doug McKeon
Bill Ray - Dabney Coleman
Charlie Martin - William Lanteau
Sumner Todd (as Chris Rydell) - Christopher Rydell
Young Boy on Jetty - Troy Garity