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A Separate Peace -- As World War II rages overseas, the prestigious Devon prep school holds a summer session for boys trying to graduate before they're drafted.

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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:
The 1972 version was a true preppy classic 2004 was not See more (19 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

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:
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 »
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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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
The 1972 version was a true preppy classic 2004 was not, 8 December 2004
Author: Malcolm McKay (mmalcolm_98@yahoo.com) from Nassau, The Bahamas

John Knowles modern masterpiece, A Separate Peace, are one of many subtle, and subtly is the watch word, themes of love, hate, jealously, denial and regret. The 1972 version does attempt to address this style and what the book is - A love story with war looming in the background.

The 2004 version does not use subtly at all but overtness in the portrayal of the story. What is staring you in the face when you read the novel - is a love story, and yes maybe it is arguable, a gay love story. In the novel and 1972 film version there are sexual undertones everywhere in the writings and dialog.In the 2004 Showtime film version these tensions were omitted and the actors were in there late twenties playing teenagers which caused for mature acting taking away from any tenderness or hesitation of innocence in youth.

I did not like this remake for more reasons. The hair that broke the camels' back was that Phineas was given a surname on the letters he received from the draft boards! Finny is a character that does not have nor needs a last name. John Knowles did that intentionally.

Though I accept the 1972 version the acting was at times a little amateurish, so what, it attempted to be sincere to the novel by shooting on location at Phillips Exeter Academy that The Devon Acedemy was based on; which also the writer John Knowles attended as a student.

The directors and producers took all teenage Exeter students, with exception of Parker Stevenson whom attended The Brooks School, to play in a Paramount Film! Class act by preppies compared to this Canadian College shot, played with adult actors, politically correct, platonic version. No - Veto on this sham try again. The 1972 film version with John Heyl and Parker Stevenson was the real deal for A Separate Peace on the screen. The Showtime 2004 film made for cable version was not.

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