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A Small Circle of Friends (1980)

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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.

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Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo
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Jessica Bloom
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Nick Baxter
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Alice
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Alex Haddox
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Greenblatt
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Harry Norris
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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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Three people. Two love stories. One decade. No limits. 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

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 »

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Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo: [posing as a blind man in line to register for classes] Is this a full load?
Class Selection Secretary: Almost.
Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo: In that case, I would like to take Photography 101.
Class Selection Secretary: [delicately] Um, I don't think...
Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo: Madame, I know I am blind! But I don't see why that should hold me back from taking the classes I want. Look at Beethoven, deaf as he was... did anybody tell him not to compose music? Look at Helen Keller... blind as a bat. Did anybody tell her not to teach? Or how about Van Gogh, just because he cut off his ear. No!
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Features The Big Sleep (1946) See more »

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60's nostalgia
9 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

any baby boomer who lived through- and went to college during the late 60s will identify with this charming movie. The Motown music, the parties, waiting breathlessly glued to the TV set watching the draft lottery, the protests, ....oh, and the romances!...I have never seen a movie that captured that very special time better. You will fall in love with these characters who could have been your own friends and classmates. And you will almost wish to be back in that situation again. Because even though it was scary and painful, what some of us did, collectively, changed history, and that is an empowerment that is hard to come by these days. The movie does not strike me as dated, even though it authentically recreates the look and feel of the era. Today's 'young people' should discover this movie, and us aging folks should enjoy it again.


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