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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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Writers (WGA):
John Knowles (novel)
Wendy Kesselman (teleplay)
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Release Date:
12 September 2004 (USA) See more »
Four friends with one dark secret they could never outrun.
Strong friendship between students slowly turns into bitter rivalry with fatal consequences. | Full synopsis »
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Poor adaptation, but excellent movie See more (19 total) »


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J Barton ... Gene

Toby Moore ... Finny

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

Aaron Ashmore ... Chad

Adam Frost ... Harry

Matt Sadowski ... 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
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
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
Mark O'Neill .... 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 .... acting coach
Marie A. Nazar .... publicist
Jeffery Pong .... assistant location manager
Amy Wright .... choreographer
Ralph Berge .... production executive (uncredited)

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Rated R for brief strong language
92 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Remake of A Separate Peace (1972)See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Poor adaptation, but excellent movie, 1 June 2005
Author: Robin-chan from Florida, United States

I read ASP for English this year (my sophomore year) and personally loved it. I fell in love with the characters (particularly Finny) and re-read the book three times (naturally I aced my exam) and I'd been wanting to see the movie for a long time. After calling every rental store in my town I finally came across it and happily rented it and just finished viewing it.

As with all book-to-film movies, this naturally wasn't a play-by-play. Scenes were added, scenes were cut, details were left out. But this was a generally good film, and goes hand-in-hand with the book, granted that you read the original first.

The acting was superb; to my delight, Finny was exactly as I wanted him to be, and I was pleasantly surprised with Brinker and Leper, who I hadn't thought too much of at first. Gene was very good too, could've been better (but the cute accent was a nice touch!) All in all it was great.

As I said, this could've been a better adaptation, mostly because Gene's descriptive narrations aren't heard in the movie. Read the book, then watch the movie. It's a good pair, despite the differences. 8 out of 10.


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