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Around the Fire (1998)

Around the Fire is the deeply resonant story of a boy named Simon, who despite being raised in an upper-class Manhattan household with all its privileges--and restrictions--is haunted by ... See full summary »

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Andrew
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Jason
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Around the Fire is the deeply resonant story of a boy named Simon, who despite being raised in an upper-class Manhattan household with all its privileges--and restrictions--is haunted by the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of his mother. In Simon's eyes, his high-powered businessman father Matt wasted no time in remarrying his stepmother Lauren, a woman with a perfect facade whom he suspects of having an affair with Matt long before his mother's demise. When Simon is sent away to boarding school in preparation to attend Princeton, he meets Andrew, who introduces him to marijuana and LSD, and immerses him into a whole new world populated by dreamers, artists, utopians, flower children and partiers who spend the better part of their lives "on tour" at musical festivals. Simon is deeply moved by the beauty and freedom of these people, and feels they are the family he has always sought. At his very first concert Simon meets Jennifer, a beautiful young hippie to whom he is ... Written by B Dahlia <bdahlia@nwlink.com>

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Finding a place to belong is just the beginning. See more »

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Rated R for pervasive drug content, language, and some sex/nudity | See all certifications »
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26 September 1998 (USA)  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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This movie was filmed on-location in Novato, California. See more »

Quotes

Simon: It's my fucking package, Dad!
Matt: I know that!
Simon: Shit. What time is it?
Matt: It's time to open the package!
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Water of Love
Written by Mark Knopfler
Performed by Dire Straits
used by permission of 1978 Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (PRS) administers on behalf of Chariscourt Limited.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records inc. / Mercury Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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good except for one thing....
26 April 2003 | by (Lexington, KY) – See all my reviews

Tara Reid wasn't at all convincing in her role- and I've never seen a hippie chick with that much makeup. Though the whole movie is drenched in tie-dye, the 'authentic' feel of a tour atmosphere is lacking. But the main character is easy to relate to (even if you haven't lived the life on the road) and the movie is generally entertaining. Good to see once.


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