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Circle of Friends (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 7 April 1995 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Details

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

Colin Firth was the only actor in the movie not to speak with an Irish accent. 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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Soundtracks

Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)
Written by Johnny Noble and Prince Leleiohoku
English lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by Long John Jump Band
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What happened to Chris O'Donnell?
21 September 2004 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Oh sure, I know he must be out there doing something. But I recently saw this for the 2nd time, the first time at a second run movie house and I just fell in love with movie again. Chris O'Donnell and Minnie Driver (what happened to HER?) have great (but not amazing) chemistry going between them, and throughout the movie I was also saying, "who is that weasely looking chap playing the father's assistant in the haberdashery shop?" Only to find out it was Alan Cummings! (blush). I did like the love story, but the whole pregnancy angle seemed a bit too forced, and the whole mystery being solved at the end in one full swoop was a bit much. Still, it was nice to see O'Donnell acting before he sold himself out and started doing dreadful movies.


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