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Peter's Friends (1992)

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

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25 December 1992 (USA)  »

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Los amigos de Peter  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,058,564 (USA)
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According to Stephen Fry, he and Hugh Laurie were initially very hesitant to take part in the film, as they could only imagine the response that the critics would have towards such a meta-casting of Laurie, Fry, and Thompson 'playing' old college friends. It was Kenneth Branagh who waved away such concerns and encouraged them to take part in the film. See more »

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As Brian is being picked up by his wife, Carol's bags can be seen on the front steps. Carol had already been picked up by a driver prior to Brian's departure. See more »

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Andrew: So, how's the world of publishing?
Maggie: Fine. Very busy.
Andrew: Any news on the boyfriend front?
Maggie: I was kind of seeing someone. An author.
Andrew: And what happened?
Maggie: He committed suicide.
Andrew: Oh, I'm so sorry. I didn't...
Maggie: It's alright. Honestly. Really. I didn't really like him very much. I liked him even LESS after he committed suicide.
Andrew: How did he do it?
Maggie: Threw himself off a building.
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References Masterpiece Classic (1971) See more »

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My Baby Just Cares For Me
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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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