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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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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: Do you know what we've never done?
Danilo: A lot of things.
Georgia: You got it, kiddo!
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Soundtracks

La Moderna
Words & Music by Gilbert Lopez
© 1962 Little Dipper Music Corp.
Performed by Ray Barretto
Courtesy of Musica Latina International, Inc.
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Great flick
28 January 2001 | by (Orange County, California) – See all my reviews

This movie is, yes, melodramatic, overdone, super-intense, and at times ridiculous. So what? It is a deep and touching exploration of human relationships that struggles to understand, from the very beginning of adulthood -- from the hopefulness of high school graduation to the emancipation of college graduation -- what it is that makes us individuals. And it takes us to a very disturbing conclusion that all of us -- idealists and cynics -- have to resolve: Life's hard. Real hard. Jodi Thelen is particularly effective as the Isadora Duncan-like free spirit who wants so badly to be taken seriously but can't seem to find an audience that really matters. And Craig Wasson plays a tender soul who clings to dear sanity as the craziness of the '60s wreaks havoc with his mind. See this movie; it reveals a great truth -- about relationships, about this country, about..... you.


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