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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John Knowles (novel)
Wendy Kesselman (teleplay)
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Release Date:
12 September 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Four friends with one dark secret they could never outrun.
Plot:
Strong friendship between students slowly turns into bitter rivalry with fatal consequences. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Worse than awful See more (17 total) »

Cast

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J Barton ... Gene

Toby Moore ... Finny

Jacob Pitts ... Brinker
Danny Swerdlow ... Leper

Aaron Ashmore ... Chad

Adam Frost ... Harry

Matt Sadowski-Austin ... Rach (as Matt Austin)
Sean McCann ... Dr. Stanpole

Alison Pill ... Beth
R.D. Reid ... Farmer

Hume Cronyn ... Professor Carmichael
Colin Fox ... Professor Fitzwinkler
Lise LeBel-Wagner ... Mlle. Lebecque
John Bayliss ... Mr. Radford
Linda Goranson ... Mrs. Carmichael
John Peters ... Phys Ed Instructor
Bazil Williams ... Railroad Porter
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Directed by
Peter Yates 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Knowles (novel)

Wendy Kesselman (teleplay)

Produced by
Jay Cohen .... executive producer
Laura Gherardi .... executive producer
Lee Gottsegen .... executive producer
Armand Leo .... producer
Enrique Murciano .... executive producer
Murray Schisgal .... executive producer
Angela Spieles .... associate producer
J.B. Sugar .... executive producer
Michael Sugar .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mason Daring 
 
Cinematography by
Checco Varese (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Toby Yates 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Mark Bennett 
Billy Hopkins 
Beth Klein 
Suzanne Smith 
 
Production Design by
Doug McCullough 
 
Art Direction by
Marion Pon 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeff Fruitman 
 
Costume Design by
Linda Muir 
 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Ingram .... key hair stylist
Lynda McCormack .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Claire Welland .... production manager
Skates Naiman .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Backman .... trainee assistant director
Rick Kush .... second assistant director
Mark MacDonald .... third assistant director
Bruce Speyer .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Shannon Hill .... assistant art director
Michael Williams'Willis' .... carpenter
Monique Roy .... set buyer
Michael Smith .... set dresser
Steve Stack .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
David K. Grant .... boom operator
Kathryn Madsen .... adr supervisor
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer
Randal S. Thomas .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jon Davis .... special effects technician
Rob Huot .... special effects key
Derek Liscoumb .... special effects assistant
Ray McMillan .... front projection
Jeff Skochko .... special effects coordinator
Steve Skochko .... special effects key
 
Stunts
Tom Farr .... stunts
Louis Paquette .... stunt double: J Barton
Alison Reid .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Boyce .... key grip
Jayson Clute .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
John Buchan .... casting: Canada
Aric Dupere .... extras casting assistant
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Aaron Unrau .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erika Larner .... on set key wardrobe
Karen Steele .... wardrobe assistant
Robin White .... wardrobe supervisor: extras
Steven Wright .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
John Breinholt .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
David Bondelevitch .... music editor
 
Other crew
Coralie Brady .... assistant location manager: Port Hope
Derek Brady .... location manager
David Donohue .... assistant to producer
Janice Fowlie .... production accountant
Miriam Laurence .... dialect coach
Marie A. Nazar .... publicist
Jeffery Pong .... assistant location manager
Amy Wright .... choreographer
Ralph Berge .... production executive (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for brief strong language
Runtime:
92 min
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Trivia:
Production finished one day under schedule at 28 shooting days.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The level of the rope changes between shots during Gene's first jump.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of A Separate Peace (1972)See more »

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28 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Worse than awful, 3 March 2005
Author: BoogerPudding from McLean, Virginia

First I must confess that A Separate Peace is my favorite book. So of course, I have some bias against any attempt at adapting it for a feature film or television movie. But as I began to watch this film, I was more than willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. The original version from the early 1970s, though shot at Phillips Exeter Academy where the book's author attended school, and though it stayed as faithful as it could to the book, lacked any real depth of feeling and failed to capture the essence of the characters. The original seemed to simply go through the motions. Reading the trivia about the movie, you discover that it was cast mostly with non-actors. Thus, the original has an amateurish feel to it and it ultimately fails.

This new version, though I will grant that it captures the look of the period better than the original, seems to have thrown the book out all together. Scenes are rearranged, characters imposed where they don't belong, characters created that were not in the book, and no attempt was made to delve into the deeper conflicts that make the book so compelling. And the cardinal sin of all: the tree is not treated as the vital, almost central character it is in the book. This is an inexcusable oversight on the part of the film makers. How could they downplay the role of the tree? Why was it not introduced immediately? Why the Dead Poet-esque beginning? And what in God's name was up with Gene's accent? This film is, to be blunt, garbage. A Separate Peace should not be a difficult book to adapt for the stage or screen. John Knowles wrote it in a perfectly fine, linear style. The film makers should have trusted the story as it was already written; make changes, sure; embellish here and there, sure; take some mild dramatic license, sure. But destroy one of the pearls of American literature in the process? What were they thinking? In their corruption of the story line, they cut any possibility of suspense or drama. The whole movie falls flat and fails miserably.

If you are a high school or college student assigned to read this book and you are thinking of skimping and just watching the movie...don't even think about it. This film will be of no help to you.

Alas, we shall have to wait even longer before a version of this story comes to the screen that truly does it justice.

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