A Separate Peace (2004)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Swerdlow ...
Rach (as Matt Austin)
Sean McCann ...
Dr. Stanpole
R.D. Reid ...
Professor Carmichael
Colin Fox ...
Professor Fitzwinkler
Lise LeBel-Wagner ...
Mlle. Lebecque
John Bayliss ...
Mr. Radford
Linda Goranson ...
Mrs. Carmichael


Strong friendship between students slowly turns into bitter rivalry with fatal consequences.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Final film of British director Peter Yates. See more »


When Leper is headed into the woods "touring", he has a conversation with Brinker and Gene. While speaking he struggles with knitted mittens. At first he has both in hand. One falls, and when he is seen again, he has both. A moment later he has only one again. See more »


Remake of A Separate Peace (1972) See more »

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I can't compare it
12 September 2005 | by (DeKalb, Illinois) – See all my reviews

to the 1972 version (which I have not seen). But I can't agree that there is no suggestion of a homosexual love interest in this movie. The director didn't beat you over the head with it, but the signs were pretty obviously there--or at least it was obvious to me.

Not being familiar with the novel it's based on, I can't say how well this film stuck to that story. There did seem to be quite a lot of loose ends that were never satisfactorily tied up (or even loosely laid back into place). But I found no faults with the location or the actors. A good piece of work, though not stellar by any stretch of the imagination.

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