Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
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The Secaucus 7 of the film's title are seven friends who, during their college days, were arrested in New Jersey on their way to a protest in Washington. The film takes place ten years after all that, as the friends gather at the home of Mike and Katie, now schoolteachers in New Hampshire, bringing with them old problems and new: Maura has left Jeff and seeks consolation with his best friend, J.T.; J.T., arguably the least successful of the friends, finally gets the courage to move to Los Angeles to start a career as a songwriter; Irene brings her new boyfriend along, hoping he'll like and be liked by her friends and expecting them to challenge him for his more-conservative politics; and more. This is the film that inspired "The Big Chill." Written by
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The film failed at the box-office in its initial New York release but fared much better in other U.S. territories such as Boston, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Due to this, the film had a second run in New York. It is considered that its first run there was not co-ordinated correctly, the film being shown in the wrong theatre. See more »
Camera shadow on the ground during the basketball game when JT falls down. See more »
[Mike is pretending to teach history class]
Yes, J. T.?
Coach says that you got socialistic tendencies. Is that right, Mr. Donnelly?
Coach is a running dog imperialist, J. T. Don't listen to him. Alright, now, the rest of you: if the Boston police went on strike tomorrow, what would White and Dukakis do? Would there be riots in Southie?
[Katie hands him a cracker and cheese]
Ah, it's Miss Sipriano from the English department.
Yes, J. T.?
Coach says that you and Miss ...
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John Sayles first film and it shows, but despite this a great film about old friends reuniting and having a good time. Great characters just being themselves in front of the camera and it is very beautiful. Don't expect action or even much plot out of this film but if you can get past the fact this is not your same old generic Hollywood film you will like this one.
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