Set in 1969 in a vacation town in upstate New York, where Abel Shaddick is an embittered Jewish deli owner. At a local country club party, his intoxicated nephew Stanley signs up to sponsor a child from Harlem as part of a program in which underprivileged children spend two weeks with a local family. When nine-year-old African-American Herman is selected as the youth, Stanley takes off for a job interview, leaving his uncle to deal with the boy. Resistant at first, Shaddick is won over by the boy's tough demeanor. As he attempts to show the disillusioned youth an enjoyable time, the pair ultimately find new hope through their unlikely friendship and unwittingly embark on a course that helps each of them come to terms with life's twists and turns.
Keith Martin Gordey
Henry O Watson
Robert Halmi Jr.
J F Raymond
Robert C Rodriguez
Cynthia Ann Summers
A J Unger
Aired in United States February 6, 2000
Aired in United States January 2000
Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival January 13-24, 2000.
Began shooting June 28, 1999.
Completed shooting July 29, 1999.
The original television special "A Storm in Summer," written by Rod Serling, produced and directed by Buzz Kulik and starring Peter Ustinov, was broadcast on February 6, 1970 on NBC.