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Peter's Friends (1992)

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Six former college friends, with two new friends, gather for a New Year's Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone.

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Kenneth Branagh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Laurie ... Roger
Kenneth Branagh ... Andrew
Stephen Fry ... Peter Morton
Alphonsia Emmanuel Alphonsia Emmanuel ... Sarah Johnson
Emma Thompson ... Maggie Chester
Imelda Staunton ... Mary Charleston
Richard Briers ... Lord Morton
Phyllida Law ... Vera
Alex Scott Alex Scott ... Paul (age 7)
Edward Jewesbury ... Mr. Gooch, Peter's Solicitor
Hetta Charnley Hetta Charnley ... Carol's fan at Airport
Rita Rudner ... Carol Benson
Bill Parfitt ... Baby Ben Charleston
Ruby May Musto Ruby May Musto ... Baby Ben Charleston
Ann Davies Ann Davies ... Brenda
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Storyline

Seven friends in an acting troupe graduate from Cambridge University in 1982 and go their separate ways. Ten years later, Peter Morton (Stephen Fry) inherits a large estate from his father, and invites the rest of the gang to spend New Year's holiday with him. Many changes have taken place in the lives of all the friends assembled, but Peter has a secret that will shock them all. Written by Liza Esser <essereli@student.msu.edu>

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A comedy about love, friendship and other natural disasters. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Hugh Laurie wrote Roger's coffee jingle. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1992, by which time British Rail had long since stopped steam rail services. Either Peter's house happens to be on a heritage line, or a steam train was added to make the UK appear pleasingly old-fashioned for US audiences. See more »

Quotes

Carol: I am not angry. I am just embarrassed. Is there anyone else down there you used to sleep with?
Andrew: It was 10 years ago! Christ, 10 years ago, you were married to someone else.
Carol: That is not the point. I did not try to keep it a secret.
Andrew: I didn't try and keep it a secret. I just didn't think it was worth mentioning.
Carol: Didn't think it was worth mentioning? You were ENGAGED to that FUCK-MONSTER down there and you didn't think it was worth MENTIONING?
Andrew: No, I didn't!
Carol: So she WAS a fuck-monster.
Andrew: I did NOT say that!
Carol: You...
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Soundtracks

Orpheus In the Underworld
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Lyrics by John Hudson
Arranged by R. Bryan, S. Collins, N. Ibbetson and M. Steffian
Performed by Kenneth Branagh, Alphonsia Emmanuel, Gavin Greenaway, Stephen Fry,
Imelda Staunton, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson
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Fantastic
9 February 1999 | by jmd-2See all my reviews

This film has one of the best 80's soundtracks. It is a feel good movie with a great cast. Some very amusing moments and some sad moments but all in all it features the kind of friends we'd all love to have.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter's Friends See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$353,610, 27 December 1992

Gross USA:

$4,058,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,058,564
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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