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A Separate Peace (2004)

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

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(novel), (teleplay)
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Cast

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
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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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Drama | War

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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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Budget:

$4,600,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

Remake of A Separate Peace (1972) See more »

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What is Friendship?
16 December 2016 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

After watching the film, a bitter felling comes from what is friendship, after all. Regardless the merits of the book, which I didn't read, one comes to the real hatred that can develops from one side of a friendship otherwise quite strong, coming in our terms to a bro bond, where sex isn't involved, but a real link can be developed between friends. At least, from one side of the fellows. The behavior of one of the 'friends' remains a mystery if we don't go to Freudian explanations of love and death. The performance of principals is mediocre, according to a TV movie. We can't see inner motivations that make Finny (Toby Moore) behaves as he does, and Gene(J Burtons) is perhaps a little too innocent is his movements. As a hole, a watchable film. But don't wait for a masterpiece.


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