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11 December 1981 (USA) See more »
All the boys love Georgia...and Georgia loves all the boys!
This story of four working-class kids in a small industrial town--who go their separate ways after high... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Craig Wasson ... Danilo

Jodi Thelen ... Georgia
Michael Huddleston ... David

Jim Metzler ... 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

David Graf ... Gergley
Felix Shuman ... Principal
George Womack ... Mr. Bellknap
Todd Isaacson ... Senior Kid
Sharon Kemp ... Rudy's Girlfriend

Reed Birney ... Louie

Harlan Hogan ... Announcer

Elizabeth Goldstein ... Quiz Bowl Girl
Julia Murray ... Adrienne
Dick Sollenberger ... Doctor

Lois Smith ... Mrs. Carnahan
James Leo Herlihy ... Mr. Carnahan
Ramiro Carrillo ... Man Mopping

Mercedes Ruehl ... Woman in Taxi
James Maxwell ... Hippie

Glenne Headly ... Lola
Paul Greco ... Car Thief

Petrea Burchard ... Lady Flag Burner

Natalija Nogulich ... Vera
Branko Vasich ... Serbian Worker
Ruzica Markovic ... Old Lady in Cemetery
Helen Nogulich ... Vera's Mother
Linh Thanh Ly Nguyen ... Vietnamese Child #1
Thu Anh Ly Nguyen ... Vietnamese Child #2
Nga Bich Thi Duong ... Tom's Wife
Brandon Green ... Isador
William Salatich ... Purser
Alice Elliott ... David's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Minkoff ... Bit

Paul Swearingen ... Teenager in Town (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Penn 
Writing credits
Steve Tesich 

Produced by
Stephen F. Kesten .... associate producer
Gene Lasko .... producer
Julia Miles .... executive producer
Arthur Penn .... producer
Michael Tolan .... executive producer
Original Music by
Elizabeth Swados 
Cinematography by
Ghislain Cloquet 
Film Editing by
Marc Laub 
Barry Malkin 
Production Design by
David Chapman 
Art Direction by
Dick Hughes 
Set Decoration by
Robert Drumheller 
Costume Design by
Patricia Norris 
Makeup Department
Vincent Callaghan .... makeup artist (as Vince Callaghan)
Anthony Cortino .... hair stylist
Dee Crededio .... hair stylist
Dee Crededio .... makeup artist
Production Management
Steven Felder .... unit manager: New York
Stephen F. Kesten .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cheryl Downey .... first assistant director
Gene Lasko .... second unit director
Joseph P. Reidy .... second assistant director: New York (as Joseph Reidy)
Steven Tramz .... second assistant director
Art Department
Michael Bird .... property master
Dominic Contursi .... set dresser
Phil Contursi .... set dresser (as Philip Contursi)
Kenneth J. Gagnon Sr. .... carpenter (as Ken Gagnon)
Pamela Garrett .... scenic artist
James Halligan .... construction coordinator
Aaron Holden .... props
David L. Johnson .... carpenter (as David Johnson)
Danny Miller .... head laborer
Robert Miller .... construction grip
Joseph C. Nieminski .... scenic artist
Daniel Robert .... props (as Danny Robert)
Dan Roberts .... props (as Danny Robert)
Edward Swanson .... carpenter (as Ed Swanson)
Richard A. Ventre .... scenic artist
Kenneth Vogt .... props
Dave Weinman .... set dresser (as David Weinman)
Morris Weinman .... set dresser
Timothy W. Tiedje .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stan Bochner .... supervising sound editor
Nathan Boxer .... production sound (as Nat Boxer)
Paul Cavagnero .... assistant sound editor
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... sound editor (as Anthony Ciccolini III)
Janet Conn .... assistant sound editor
Ray Cymoszinski .... production sound
Lee Dichter .... sound recordist
Harriet Fidlow .... dubbing editor
Daniel Gianneschi .... cable person
Robert Hein .... assistant sound editor
Neil L. Kaufman .... sound editor
Dan Lieberstein .... sound editor
Richard Nord .... assistant sound editor
Fred Rosenberg .... assistant sound editor (as Fredric D. Rosenberg)
Tracey Smith .... assistant sound editor
Mel Zelniker .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Al Griswold .... special effects
Colette Alexander .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Harry Madsen .... stunt coordinator
Harry Madsen .... stunt double
Brett Smrz .... stunt double
Victoria Vanderkloot .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Auksel .... generator operator (as Edward Auksel)
James Blanford .... first assistant camera
Enrique Bravo .... camera operator (as Ricky Bravo Sr.)
Ricky Bravo .... second assistant camera (as Ricky Bravo Jr.)
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator
Eugene F. Crededio .... electrician (as Eugene Crededio)
John D. Crededio .... electrician (as John Crededio)
William Dambra .... electrician
Vincent Delaney .... best boy
Robert Dolan .... rig electrician
Peter J. Donoghue .... grip (as Peter Donoghue)
Thomas Ford .... grip (as Tom Ford)
James V. Gartland .... key grip
Jack Kennedy .... best boy
Thomas Lewis .... grip
Robert McLain .... grip
Charles Meere .... gaffer
Frank Miller .... stand-by camera operator
Tom Prate .... dolly grip (as Thomas Prate Jr.)
Hal Schullman .... stand-by camera operator
James Zenk .... still photographer
Casting Department
Lisa Clarkson .... extras casting
Jane Alderman .... casting: Chicago (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Franz .... wardrobe: women
Jay Hurley .... wardrobe assistant
Patrick R. Norris .... wardrobe: men (as Patrick Norris)
Editorial Department
John David Coles .... editing room assistant
Glenn Cunningham .... assistant editor
Dorian Harris .... assistant editor
Otto Paoloni .... color consultant
Jeffrey Wolf .... associate editor
Music Department
George Avakian .... music executive
Carolyn Dutton .... additional music arranger
Paul Griffin .... music arranger: "Shop Around"
Norman Hollyn .... music supervisor
Elizabeth Swados .... conductor
Roy B. Yokelson .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jim Smith .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Pamela Adler .... assistant to producers
Julie Arenal .... choreographer
Lucille Baumann .... production accountant
Vebe Borge .... production assistant
Frank Cacciatore .... provider: period cars
Heston Clapp .... secretary: Mr. Penn
Kay Clifford .... production assistant
Stan Cohen .... caterer
Eileen Eichenstein .... production office coordinator
James E. Foote .... operations manager (as James Foote)
Barry Foy .... production assistant
Sam Goldrich .... payroll services
Ann Guerin .... unit publicist
June Rachel Guterman .... location manager
Bill Higgins .... production assistant
Nancy Hopton .... script supervisor
Sondra Horton .... production assistant
Robert Jellen .... insurance (as Bob Jellen)
Jan Mason .... secretary
Colleen O'Neill .... office manager: New York
Matthew Penn .... production assistant
Suzana Peric .... production assistant
Debbie Reichig .... assistant production accountant
Thomas Rosen .... teamster captain
David Smalley .... provider: period cars
Wendy Tannenbaum .... production assistant
Nadja Tesich .... assistant to executive producer
Rachel Ticotin .... dance assistant
Urban 'Spark' Ullman .... production assistant
Chris Vassilopolous .... provider: period cars
Marcus Viscidi .... production assistant
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Georgia's Friends" - Belgium (English title) (reissue title)
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114 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Filmed on the campus of Northwestern University (Evanston IL).See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Georgia:Shouldn't you be at work?
Danilo:I called in sick.
Georgia:Then you should call a doctor.
Danilo:I'm fine.
Georgia:Then you should be at work.
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Movie Connections:
Features "You Bet Your Life" (1950)See more »
Rico VacilonSee more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of my top 5 all time favorite films, 18 January 2006
Author: hdwriter from Etiwanda, California

I haven't seen this film for over 20 years, but it had such an impact on me that I remember sitting through the credits and for several minutes after in complete awe. This is one of the most underrated films of the entire decade in which it was originally released. I just ordered a copy of it on DVD and paid for overnight shipping and can't wait for it to arrive. It is uplifting at times, and also very dark and somewhat disturbing. It's a story of a close-knit band of regular kids growing up in the inner city and makes one feel as though they are actually sitting on the sidelines, rather than watching on a movie screen or television. Hard to explain, but it is something that must be experienced. The story starts at childhood and tracks the lives of the four main characters through high school and as they embark on their separate journeys in life. The entire cast did an incredible job and it's by far the best work of Jodi Thelen's career. I'm hoping that the DVD lives up to my memory and plan on watching it this Friday with a good friend.

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