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Circle of Friends (1995)

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'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at ... See full summary »

Director:

Pat O'Connor

Writers:

Andrew Davies (screenplay), Maeve Binchy (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... Jack
Minnie Driver ... Benny
Geraldine O'Rawe ... Eve
Saffron Burrows ... Nan
Alan Cumming ... Sean
Colin Firth ... Simon Westward
Aidan Gillen ... Aidan
Mick Lally Mick Lally ... Dan Hogan
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Mrs Hogan
John Kavanagh ... Brian Mahon
Ruth McCabe ... Emily Mahon
Ciarán Hinds ... Professor Flynn
Tony Doyle ... Dr. Foley
Marie Mullen Marie Mullen ... Mrs Foley
Marie Conmee Marie Conmee ... Mrs Healey
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Storyline

'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve reunite with their childhood friend, the ice-cool Nan Mahon, the 'college belle'. They also encounter the handsome and charming Jack Foley, whom Benny quickly falls for. Written by Anonymous

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For everyone who ever thought the person they loved was out of their reach See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Ireland | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Círculo de amigos See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$23,397,365
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Minnie Driver gained 30 pounds for the role of Benny. See more »

Goofs

When Benny and Eve are walking down the street near the beginning of the film, the local butcher comes out of his shop holding a cleaver in his hand. In the immediate next shot, both of his hands are tucked into his apron with no cleaver in sight. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: When all this started, all our families have lived in Knockglen for as long as anybody could remember. And in Ireland people have very long memories.
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Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Things Mean A Lot
Written by Edith Lindeman and Carl Stutz
Performed by Long John Jump Band
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utterly disappointing
11 October 2003 | by Eve9See all my reviews

Having just completed the novel I decided to rent the movie. I knew that it wouldn't compare to the book, but the story was practically unrecognizable. Multi-dimensional characters were simplified (Eve had no spark in the movie, no anger), leaving you with little indication as to what their thoughts and motivations were. I was particulary disappointed to see that the special circumstances surrounding their initial meeting on the first day of university (the motorcycle accident) was completely rewritten in favour of a lack-lustre introduction. But the biggest disappointment was taking a story about friendship and turning it into a romance movie.


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