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A Separate Peace (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  12 September 2004 (USA)
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Strong friendship between students slowly turns into bitter rivalry with fatal consequences.

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Gene
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Finny
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Brinker
Danny Swerdlow ...
Leper
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Chad
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Harry
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Rach (as Matt Austin)
Sean McCann ...
Dr. Stanpole
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Beth
R.D. Reid ...
Farmer
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Professor Carmichael
Colin Fox ...
Professor Fitzwinkler
Lise LeBel-Wagner ...
Mlle. Lebecque
John Bayliss ...
Mr. Radford
Linda Goranson ...
Mrs. Carmichael
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Strong friendship between students slowly turns into bitter rivalry with fatal consequences.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Four friends with one dark secret they could never outrun.

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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12 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A béke szigete  »

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$4,600,000 (estimated)
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The headmaster, Professor Carmichael, portrayed by Hume Cronyn introduces a US Army officer at school assembly, as a member of the "United States Ski Force." The US Army has never had a "United States Ski Force," however, during World War II, the United States Army 10th Mountain Division was specifically established and trained for ski combat, the only division-sized element of the U.S. Army to specialize in fighting under harsh terrain and weather conditions, the division retains the "mountain" designation for historical purposes but is actually organized as a light infantry division. The 10th Mountain was deployed to Italy during World War II, and was deactivated as a unit shortly after the war, until being reactivated in 1985. See more »

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The first time Finny goes to climb the tree, as he starts up, he has a wristwatch on. As he climbs higher, the watch disappears. See more »

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Poor adaptation, but excellent movie
1 June 2005 | by (Florida, United States) – See all my reviews

I read ASP for English this year (my sophomore year) and personally loved it. I fell in love with the characters (particularly Finny) and re-read the book three times (naturally I aced my exam) and I'd been wanting to see the movie for a long time. After calling every rental store in my town I finally came across it and happily rented it and just finished viewing it.

As with all book-to-film movies, this naturally wasn't a play-by-play. Scenes were added, scenes were cut, details were left out. But this was a generally good film, and goes hand-in-hand with the book, granted that you read the original first.

The acting was superb; to my delight, Finny was exactly as I wanted him to be, and I was pleasantly surprised with Brinker and Leper, who I hadn't thought too much of at first. Gene was very good too, could've been better (but the cute accent was a nice touch!) All in all it was great.

As I said, this could've been a better adaptation, mostly because Gene's descriptive narrations aren't heard in the movie. Read the book, then watch the movie. It's a good pair, despite the differences. 8 out of 10.

--Robin-chan


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