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Around the Fire (1998)

 -  Drama  -  26 September 1998 (USA)
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Matt Harris
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Andrew
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Trace
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Lisa Burgett ...
Lauren
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Joe
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Simon's mother
Blaine Walker ...
Young Simon
Manny the Hippie ...
Vegan GooBall Man
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Neal
Heath Lourwood ...
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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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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Kate: It's fine. I'll show you now. And then after this you'll do it on your own. Oh one more thing. I want you to help Joe.
Simon: You gotta be kidding me.
Kate: You two in a somewhat similar predicament, you're bound to be of service to this guy.
Simon: Similar predicament? Me and that guy have nothin in common.
Kate: You believe that?
Simon: I totally believe that.
Kate: Well, you both made it to rehab.
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I've Enjoyed About As Much As I Can Take
Written by Richie Lee, Mark Lightcap and Steve Hadley
Performed by Acetone
used by permission of WB Music Corp. / Satin Sheen Music (ASCAP)
1993 Vernon Yard Records courtesy of Caroline Records, Inc.
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Major Disappointment
2 August 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie, and then I saw it. I really felt like I was watching an R-rated afterschool special, combined with a depressing view of the (presumably) Phish scene. I will never watch this movie again in my life. It made me upset. I think Devon Sawa acted poorly in this film, but Bill Smitrovich was pretty good. Thats all I can say.


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