The Summer of Ben Tyler

Comedy · 

Release Date: December 15, 1996

Status: Released

Running time: 1h 50m

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Set early during World War II, the film has a lot to say about love, honor, relationships, commitment and power. Keeping their promise to their dying black housekeeper, a white family takes in her teenage mentally-slow son. The movie details the joys and conflicts the family faces as a result of their decision.

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The Summer of Ben Tyler is a 1996 Hallmark Hall of Fame made-for-television comedy-drama film directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman and starring James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, and Len Cariou.