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

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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 »

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Danilo: [to his estranged father] Are we just gonna keep this up?
Mr. Prozor: What is it you are suggesting?
Danilo: I don't know... I've never even seen you smile.
Mr. Prozor: [long pause] When you were born I smiled.
Danilo: Well I guess I wasn't paying attention, that slipped by me.
Mr. Prozor: When you were born... I... took off my hat and I... beat on the table with it! And I'm almost sure... I was smiling...
[pauses, smiles for real, they all laugh]
Danilo: That looks good on you Papa!
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Featured in At the Movies: Winners That Were Losers (1983) See more »

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Mr. Blah-Blah
Words & Music by Ray Barretto
© 1963 Little Dipper Music Corp.
Performed by Ray Barretto
Courtesy of Musica Latina International, Inc.
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AN ALL-TIME FAVORITE MOVIE
31 December 2000 | by (chicago, illinois) – See all my reviews

I was so moved by this film in 1981, I went back to the theater four times to see it again! Something I have never done for another film. No movie evokes the feelings of growing up in the 60's like Four Friends. That it so closely approximated my own experiences in the 60's is probably something that many will share. Jodi Thelen is radiantly beautiful and unforgetable! Why she didn't become a major star after this I will never know. The acting by the entire cast is flawless as is Steve Tisch's script. I always wanted to know how much of the story was autobiographical. But alas, Steve is no longer here to answer that question. I have all but worn out my VHS copy of this great movie! Highly recommended!


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