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A Small Circle of Friends (1980)

Harvard in the 1960's: a time of social upheaval and student unrest. Three students bond together, challenge the system and begin to lose their ideals.

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Cast

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Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo
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Jessica Bloom
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Nick Baxter
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Alice
John Friedrich ...
Alex Haddox
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Greenblatt
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Harry Norris
Harry Caesar ...
Jimmy
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Mrs. Baxter
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Crazy Kid: Draft Inductee (as Dan Stern)
Jason Laskay ...
Dorm Proctor
Jamie Squire ...
Karate Student
Mary Margaret Amato ...
Girl in Shower
David Hollander ...
Editor of 'Crimson'
Frank Rich ...
Assistant Editor of 'Crimson'
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Harvard in the 1960's: a time of social upheaval and student unrest. Three students bond together, challenge the system and begin to lose their ideals. Written by Anonymous

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They shared everything....Why not each other ? [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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9 October 1980 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Amigo é para Essas Coisas  »

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Trivia

David Hollander, who appears in the film as the editor of the Harvard Crimson, actually was the editor of the Crimson during the time in which the film is based. See more »

Goofs

Students are seen dancing to the Rolling Stones record "Street Fighting Man" moments after President Lyndon Johnson's television address in which he announced he was not running for reelection. However, that speech was delivered on the last day of March 1968, while the song had not even been recorded yet and was not released until the last day of August 1968. See more »

Quotes

Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo: [breaking into an office with a suction cup on a window] I saw it on "I Spy" or "The Untouchables". I forget which.
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Connections

Features The Big Sleep (1946) See more »

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Theme for the Masses
Harry Palmer
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True classic bringing our college life in the 60's to the screen, nostalgic and accurate, and deeply appreciated.
19 June 2003 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

True classic bringing our college life in the 60's to the screen, nostalgic and accurate, and deeply appreciated. I know of no other film which makes it possible for the x-generation to get a glimpse of how we baby boomers emerged.


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