The Summer of Ben Tyler


2h 1996

Brief Synopsis

Set in the Deep South in 1942, a white man and his wife open their home to the young, mildly retarded son of their black housekeeper after her sudden death, but this simple act of compassion causes problems for the couple when some members of the community express their prejudice and hatred.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hallmark Hall of Fame (12/15/96), Summer of Ben Tyler
Release Date
1996
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Burgaw, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Set in the Deep South in 1942, a white man and his wife open their home to the young, mildly retarded son of their black housekeeper after her sudden death, but this simple act of compassion causes problems for the couple when some members of the community express their prejudice and hatred.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hallmark Hall of Fame (12/15/96), Summer of Ben Tyler
Release Date
1996
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Burgaw, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States December 15, 1996

Aired in United States on Video July 8, 1997

Broadcast as a presentation of "Hallmark Hall of Fame."

Began shooting August 19, 1996.

Completed shooting September 20, 1996.