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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 overview, first billed only:
Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo
Jessica Bloom
Nick Baxter
John Friedrich ...
Alex Haddox
Harry Norris
Harry Caesar ...
Mrs. Baxter
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'


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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Three people. Two love stories. One decade. No limits. See more »




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Release Date:

9 October 1980 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Amigo é para Essas Coisas  »

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The characters entered Harvard in 1967 and presumably were to graduate in 1971, and it shows them as apparently the first class involved with the draft lottery, which affected only seniors. However, the first class involved with the lottery was actually that of 1970, and the movie accurately shows the first ball being pulled from the drum with a date of September 14 in the drawing held for the 1970 class. See more »


Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo: Where's your boyfriend from?
Jessica Bloom: San Francisco.
Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo: That's not a boyfriend. That's a pen-pal!
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Great Film
6 August 2005 | by (Delray Beach. FL (USA)) – See all my reviews

In spite of the new (2005) terrible film STEALTH directed by the same director of this film....

I give this film TWO THUMBS UP.

This movie rang a bell during the military draft lottery scene; my number was 316, NOT ELIGIBLE for military service. A guy I knew then got #1: Sept 14.

The very last scene is great when two good old friends find themselves years after college, each with a profession and one with a divorce already under her belt and they decide to "see what happens" now.

Very rational and smart decision.

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