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On Golden Pond [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] [1981]

  • SKU: 25916403
  • Release Date: 01/20/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


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

    Synopsis


    On Golden Pond
    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). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Katharine Hepburn
      Katharine Hepburn - Ethel Thayer
    • Henry Fonda
      Henry Fonda - Norman Thayer Jr.
    • Jane Fonda
      Jane Fonda - Chelsea Thayer Wayne
    • Doug McKeon
      Doug McKeon - Billy Ray
    • Dabney Coleman
      Dabney Coleman - Bill Ray



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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fine Cast

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      Mangoro
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      Visually beautiful in the Blu-ray format. Had this film in non-Blu-ray and there is a difference.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great classic movie

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      joenor
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      Great classic movie with an all star cast. Would definitely recommend this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for whole family.

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      kendall12
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      I purchased this movie for my daughter who always liked the movie and wanted it for herself.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great feel good movie

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      Sandjam
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      Just a simple story of life with incredible acting by Henry Fonda.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Memorable

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      ruriegas4
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      This movies is touching and really brings fond memories of my loved ones.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A true classic!

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      Belle
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      Wonderful family movie - will watch over & over again

      I would recommend this to a friend



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