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Peter's Friends (1992)

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Six former college friends, with two new friends, gather for a New Year's Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone.

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Lord Morton
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Vera
Alex Scott ...
Paul (age 7)
Edward Jewesbury ...
Mr. Gooch, Peter's Solicitor
Hetta Charnley ...
Carol's fan at Airport
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Bill Parfitt ...
Baby Ben Charleston
Ruby May Musto ...
Baby Ben Charleston
Ann Davies ...
Brenda
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Storyline

Seven friends in an acting troupe graduate from Cambridge University in 1982 and go their separate ways. Ten years later, Peter inherits a large estate from his father, and invites the rest of the gang to spend New Year's holiday with him. Many changes have taken place in the lives of all the friends assembled, but Peter has a secret that will shock them all. Written by Liza Esser <essereli@student.msu.edu>

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A comedy about love, friendship and other natural disasters. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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25 December 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los amigos de Peter  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,058,564 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Apparently, the first draft of the screenplay was written in just five days. See more »

Goofs

Sarah says the line "How does she take her makeup off? With a chisel?" as if "With a chisel?" is an exclamation, not a sarcastic question. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: Your overreaction, though understandable, is an overreaction.
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References Masterpiece Classic (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Orpheus In the Underworld
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Lyrics by John Hudson
Arranged by R. Bryan, S. Collins, N. Ibbetson and M. Steffian
Performed by Kenneth Branagh, Alphonsia Emmanuel, Gavin Greenaway, Stephen Fry,
Imelda Staunton, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson
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Very British
8 November 2006 | by (Austin, Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

You won't find a laugh track. Or even any side-splitting laughs. Its not slapstick, indeed most of the humor is directed ironically at the character who's making the self-deprecating comment. Its not really tragic - its a situation comedy of the old school, with great actors, a reasonable framework for them to perform, and no artificial beginning or ending, just characterization. Like many movies of this kind, you have to bring your brain along and do some of the work yourself. It is, however, an effort that will be greatly rewarded, and highly rewarding. So find the movie, watch it, think about it, and enjoy it. You'll probably continue to do so through many viewings.

And while its not out on DVD in the US, it available out on laserdisc (if anyone still has one - I did for many years). Not much, but its something.


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