PG | | Drama
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.
Katharine Hepburn has the largest gap of any actor between her first and last acting Oscars, which was 48 years between Morning Glory (1933) and this film.
How old will you be? On your birthday?
Norman: A hundred and three.
Charlie Martin: Ms. Appley had a birthday. She turned 97.
Ethel: Do you hear that Norman? Ninety-seven!
Norman: There's something to be said for a deviant lifestyle!
When Ethel and Norman are watching the loons from their boat, there are obvious decoys placed where the loons should be. The decoys aren't even in the correct shape of a loon.
When premiered on TV, an extra credit dedicated to Henry Fonda was added to the final credits.
$89,213 (USA) (6 December 1981)