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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

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 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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There are some friends you know you will have for the rest of your life. You're welded together by love, trust, respect or loss... / ...or in our case, simple embarrassment. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los amigos de Peter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,058,564
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Several members of the leading cast did actually attend college together at Cambridge University. Stephen Fry, Dame Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, and Tony Slattery were also all members of the Cambridge Footlights Amateur Dramatic Club. 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

Andrew: [Carol's going back to LA] I thought we were going to work on it?
Carol: Well, if I thought for one second that you intended to try!
Andrew: I see. You know there's nothing between me and Sarah.
Carol: I know Sarah's not the problem. You're mad at you. Goodbye, sugar.
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Connections

Referenced in The Smith & Jones Sketchbook: Episode #1.2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Way You Look Tonight
Written by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields
Performed by Kenneth Branagh, Alphonsia Emmanuel, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton and 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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