On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond (1981)

When life is at its finest... when love is at its fullest...

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1981-12-04
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 428 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Mark Rydell
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From 428 Ratings


For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years.

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  • Katharine Hepburn

    as Ethel Thayer
  • Henry Fonda

    as Norman Thayer Jr.
  • Jane Fonda

    as Chelsea Thayer Wayne
  • Doug McKeon

    as Billy Ray
  • Dabney Coleman

    as Bill Ray
  • William Lanteau

    as Charlie Martin
  • Christopher Rydell

    as Sumner Todd
  • Troy Garity

    as Young Boy on Jetty (uncredited)
Production Dianne Crittenden Casting
Sound Richard Portman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Ida Random Assistant Art Director
Visual Effects Matt Sweeney Special Effects Supervisor
Art Stephen B. Grimes Production Design
Directing Stephen B. Grimes Second Unit Director
Camera Billy Williams Director of Photography
Sound Victoria Rose Sampson Sound Editor
Editing Robert L. Wolfe Editor
Crew Robert L. Wolfe In Memory Of
Production Bruce Gilbert Producer
Crew Walter Scott Stunt Coordinator
Camera Scott Rathner Assistant Camera
Crew Bobby Porter Stunt Double
Sound Dave Grusin Original Music Composer
Directing Mark Rydell Director
Costume & Make-Up Dorothy Jeakins Costume Design
Editing Mark Conte Assistant Editor
Writing Donald Stewart Writer
Writing Ernest Thompson Screenplay
Writing Ernest Thompson Theatre Play
Production Barry Primus Casting
Directing Gary Daigler First Assistant Director
Camera Gary Muller Second Assistant Camera
Camera James A. Contner Camera Operator
Sound Kay Rose Supervising Sound Editor
Crew James W. Gavin Pilot
Costume & Make-Up Thomas Tuttle Makeup Artist
Production Terry Carr Production Supervisor
Directing Marshall Schlom Script Supervisor
Camera Peter Norman Second Unit Director of Photography
Lighting Richmond L. Aguilar Gaffer
Art Donald Krafft Leadman
Art Emily Ferry Property Master
Camera Rexford L. Metz Aerial Director of Photography
Sound Pat Suraci Boom Operator
Art Jane Bogart Set Decoration
Crew James Potter Post Production Supervisor
Camera Adger W. Cowans Still Photographer
Sound David M. Ronne Production Sound Mixer
Art Emad Helmy Set Designer
Sound Else Blangsted Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Ramon Gow Hairstylist
Directing Venita Ozols-Graham Second Assistant Director
Art Phill Norman Title Designer
Production James Rosenfield Location Manager
Art Robert L. Clark Painter
Art Gary Martin Construction Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Tony Faso Costume Supervisor
Camera Hank Muller First Assistant Camera
Camera Hank Muller Assistant Camera
Camera Leonard Lookabaugh Key Grip
Costume & Make-Up Jerry Masarone Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Arlene Encell Costume Supervisor
Crew Ken Reed Prop Maker
Art William Trobaugh Construction Foreman
Editing Greg Wong Assistant Editor
Production Geralyn Miller Production Coordinator