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On Golden Pond is a 2001 American television adaptation of the play starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The movie originally aired on CBS on April 29, 2001 and was promoted as a live television event. The movie was filmed on a sound stage in Los Angeles, CA.
Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer had previously starred in the highly successful 1965 film The Sound of Music, and their reuniting in this play was part of the promotion for the original broadcast of the film. The film is also notable because the author of the play, Ernest Thompson, directed this version and Craig Anderson, the producer/director of the original Off Broadway and Broadway productions of the play, was the executive producer.
Thompson provided rewrites to his original play for this broadcast. Most of them in Act II and centering on the characters of Bill Ray and Charlie Martin.
Approximately 11.9 million people watched the production when it was initially released. This was the lowest viewership for a program in its timeslot.
Julie Andrews as Ethel ThayerChristopher Plummer as Norman ThayerGlenne Headly as Chelsea Thayer WayneSam Robards as Bill RayBrett Cullen as Charlie MartinWill Rothhaar as Billy Ray JrNomination for "Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special" (2001)
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