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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gene
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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.

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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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Release Date:

12 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A béke szigete  »

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$4,600,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Production finished one day under schedule at 28 shooting days. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gene: Praise Finny. Finny is Jesus. I love him.
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Remake of A Separate Peace (1972) See more »

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30 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film proves that a small story can be much more meaningful than a large one. The setup is simple: Strong friendships between students slowly turns into bitter rivalry with fatal consequences. I really like this type of film, as it reminds me of French movies where it's more about the characters and their environment. My only problem with the film was the supporting cast. From an artistic standpoint, there were some plot elements and character developments I didn't think were totally needed. They do however drive the story, which seemed to be their purpose, so I can accept them at the end of the day. A final rating of 7/10.


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