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Four Friends (1981)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  11 December 1981 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Danilo
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Georgia
Michael Huddleston ...
David
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Tom
Scott Hardt ...
Young Danilo
Elizabeth Lawrence ...
Mrs. Prozor
Miklos Simon ...
Mr. Prozor
Michael Kovacs ...
Prozor Neighbor
Beatrice Fredman ...
Mrs. Zoldos
Pier Calabria ...
Conductor
Zaid Farid ...
Rudy
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Gergley
Felix Shuman ...
Principal
George Womack ...
Mr. Bellknap
Todd Isaacson ...
Senior Kid
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This story of four working-class kids in a small industrial town--who go their separate ways after high school in the innocence of 1961 and come together again at the end of the turbulent Sixties--is as much about the coming of age of America as it is about the changes the characters go through. The four friends of the title are thoughtful Danilo, a Yugoslavian immigrant with dreams of being a writer and a scholar; Tom, good-looking and athletic, who is bound for the army; cautious David who has mixed feelings about staying in town and joining the family mortuary business; and lovely, ditzy, exasperating Georgia, who tries to inspire all of them with her longings for a life of Bohemian adventure. It is told through the eyes of Danilo, whose story is loosely based on the writer Tesich's own life growing up in Bloomington, Indiana. Written by babatjie

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All the boys love Georgia...and Georgia loves all the boys!

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Comedy | Drama

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11 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Georgia  »

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SEK 6,561,725 (Sweden)
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Filmed on the campus of Northwestern University (Evanston IL). See more »

Goofs

Danilo watches Apollo 11 moonwalk on TV at Tom's house in the afternoon. In reality, the moonwalk began at shortly before 11 pm Eastern Daylight time. This would be 10pm in the Central time zone, well after dark in the Chicago area (even in July). See more »

Quotes

Georgia: I love you like the Pilgrim loves the Holy Land, like the wayfarer loves his wayward ways, like the immigrant that I am loves America, and the blind man the memory of his sighted days.
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Connections

Referenced in Leading Man with Reed Birney (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Georgia On My Mind
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Music by Lyrics by Stuart Gorrell
© 1930 Peer International Corp. Renewed 1957
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Crossover Records Company
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A very fine film, too easily overlooked
26 October 2000 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best presentations of the 60's put on film. Arthur Penn, director of Bonnie and Clyde and Little Big Man, saw that Steve Tesich's outstanding script rang with truth, and from these two talents comes solid cinema. Jodi Thelin's Georgia Miles gives male viewers a hit of pained nostalgia for the archetypal beauty who is almost within our grasps, but, always just out of reach. Just see it, or you cinematic education will be incomplete.


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