Lemon Sky (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Originally written in 1970, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lanford Wilson's play Lemon Sky was brought to television by way of PBS' American Playhouse anthology. Based loosely on Wilson's own experiences, the story concerns a 17-year-old boy (Kevin Bacon) who hasn't seen his father in a dozen years. Utilizing a complex flashback-flash forward technique, the protagonist recalls his six-month stay with his dad (Tom Atkins) and dad's second wife (Lindsay Crouse). Featured in the cast is Bacon's actress wife Kyra Sedgwick, here playing his half-sister. Lemon Sky premiered February 10, 1988.

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desertion, family, generation-gap, America, father