Set in 1981, "The Last Summer" tells the story of 12-year-old Joel Shuman's first summer after the sudden death of his mom. Joel helps his family come to terms with their tragic loss while spending his last summer of innocence with the best friends he will ever know. "The Last Summer" recalls a time when life was still a mystery and every day was a new adventure.
Based on Robert E. Sherwood's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Raymond Massey and Howard Da Silva repeat their roles from the original Broadway production in this film. Herbert Rudley repeats his role from the original stage production. Director Cameo: ['John Cromwell' ] abolitionist John Brown.