The Summer of Ben Tyler

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The Summer of Ben Tyler ★★½ 1996 (PG)

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. 134m/C VHS . James Woods, Len Cariou, Elizabeth McGovern, Charles Mattocks, Kevin Isola, Julia McIlvaine, Clifton James; D: Arthur Allan Seidelman; W: Robert Inman; C: Neil Roach; M: Van Dyke Parks; Nar: Judith Ivey. TV

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