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Circle of Friends (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  7 April 1995 (USA)
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'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nan Mahon
Sean Walsh
Simon Westward
Mick Lally ...
Dan Hogan
Britta Smith ...
Mrs. Hogan
Brian Mahon
Ruth McCabe ...
Emily Mahon
Professor Flynn
Tony Doyle ...
Dr. Foley
Marie Mullen ...
Marie Conmee ...
Mrs. Healey


'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve reunite with their childhood friend, the ice-cool Nan Mahon, the 'college belle'. They also encounter the handsome and charming Jack Foley, whom Benny quickly falls for. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


For everyone who ever thought the person they loved was out of their reach See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Círculo de amigos  »

Box Office


$23,397,365 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Long John Jump Band, who performed on the soundtrack and in the ballroom scenes, is fronted by John Sheridan (wearing a red suit jacket in the film). John Sheridan is the younger brother of Irish director Jim Sheridan. See more »


When Benny and Eve are walking down the street near the beginning of the film, the local butcher comes out of his shop holding a cleaver in his hand. In the immediate next shot, both of his hands are tucked into his apron with no cleaver in sight. See more »


[Eve and Aidan are playing draughts. Aidan wins]
Eve Malone: All right then, you win. What do I have to do?
Aidan: You've got to hold it in your hand... for sixty seconds.
Eve Malone: All right, I'll hold it. But I won't diddle it about, d'you understand?
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »


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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
15 June 2003 | by (Calif.) – See all my reviews

I originally watched this movie to see Ciaran Hinds (the college professor) who was wonderful in a supporting role.

I love this movie. It is so powerful in its simplicity. The actors were so embracable in their portrayals as young adults in the 50's with all the sexual taboos. The scenery is grand!

I watch this movie at least once a month and have recommended it to many friend who also enjoy it. (If you are into Irish countrysides you might want to watch "The Matchmaker" with David O'Hara - v. good also.)

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