On Golden Pond
+ intro by cinematographer Billy Williams
The emotive film in which Jane Fonda hoped to mend ties with her father Peter.
Dir Mark Rydell
With Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda wanted to produce this, as the screenplay carried significant parallels to her own troubled relationship with her father Henry. Daughter Chelsea (Jane Fonda) finally edges closer to her curmudgeonly father (Henry Fonda) thanks to his burgeoning relationship with her stepson. Famously, co-star Hepburn helped Jane face her father in key scenes. Such vulnerability makes this film an enduring weepie, helping Henry win his first and only competitive Oscar® aged 76.
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