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The Circle (2002)

Some students at Runcie prep school form an elite club. The group is implicated in a cheating scandal and one of the club members dies mysteriously. Another member decides to try and discover the dangerous truth about Runcie.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writer:

Brian Hannan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Treat Williams ... Mr. Spencer Runcie
Robin Dunne ... Alex Desineau
Gianpaolo Venuta ... Jetson Harlow (as Gian-Paolo Venuta)
Daniel Enright Daniel Enright ... Demian Carthy
Dylan Trowbridge ... Baker Salsbury
J. Adam Brown ... John Frazier
Jamie Robinson ... Marcus Faulkner
Malin Akerman ... Tess
Aaron Poole ... Smitty Jacobson
Gordon Currie ... Tom Wilkinson
Stewart Arnott ... Mr. Turner
Alex Karzis ... Detective Razatos
Anaya Farrell Anaya Farrell ... Detective Sabrina
Ken James Ken James ... Chief Lloyd Huxley
Dan Petronijevic ... Bully #1 (as Daniel Petronijevic)
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Five friends unite to constitute a circle of sneaks and cheaters at a private boys boarding school. A file cabinet containing test papers is found tampered with and the group is implicated as a result of getting top grades for the paper. All A students are brought before the honors council for questioning. One member of the council, Smitty, vows intently to find the cheaters. Someone narcs on one of the Circle, Frazier, who soon expelled. The rest of the Circle agree to give the narc no mercy. They believe it was Faulkner, also an A student but not a member of the Circle. Faulkner is Alex's roommate; Alex is a member and believes he is innocent. Jetson Harlow, another member, sends Faulkner a fake rejection letter from MIT for revenge. Faulkner ends up dead, his death labeled a suicide. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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Enjoyable, suspenseful, well acted
14 September 2011 | by gta-2See all my reviews

I would have given this movie a higher rating if there had not been so much smoking, which I consider irresponsible. Everyone in this movie was above average in their acting. Treat Williams was especially good, but he always is. Too many reviewers compare this movie with others, saying it is weaker for one reason or another. Don't compare movies like this - that's not what a review is for. A movie should stand on its own merits. I honestly think these people are just trying to show how many similar movies they've seen because it makes them feel better informed and smarter than the average reviewer. Guess what? They're not!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fraternity See more »

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Budget:

CAD5,400,000 (estimated)
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GFT Circle Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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