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Four Friends (1981)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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Filmed on the campus of Northwestern University (Evanston IL). See more »

Goofs

As Danilo Prozor is fighting with Gergley in the bar, one can see the shape of knee pads worn under Prozor's trousers. 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

Featured in At the Movies: Winners That Were Losers (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Rico Vacilon
Music by Rozando Ruiz
© 1955 Ethel Smith Music Corp.
Performed by The Arthur Murray Orchestra under the direction of Ray Carter
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Will some company PLEASE make a DVD of this film!???
27 March 2005 | by (So.California, USA) – See all my reviews

Will some company PLEASE make a (good+) DVD of this film!??? Aside from being a wonderful film about relationships and friendships, "Four Friends" is the ONLY film I've ever seen -- And I have, literally, spent *years* of my life watching films! -- that captures the essence of the 60s experience (and I was there!): the idealism, the hope, the freedom, the confusion, the betrayals, and ultimately its upbeat but bittersweet denouement. And all of this is accomplished without being a story about any of the numerous upheavals of that era, although many are just touched upon... as part of the tapestry. But the story is primarily about the characters and their friendship over about 10~15 years... and that those survived and deepened, despite the tragedies of that turbulent decade. Absolutely a joy and must-see film... even if one's not an old hippie!!!


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