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Friends & Lovers (1999)

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Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad ... See full summary »

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George Haas

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Neill Barry (story), George Haas (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stephen Baldwin ... Jon
Danny Nucci ... David 'Dave'
George Newbern ... Ian Wickham
Alison Eastwood ... Lisa
Claudia Schiffer ... Carla
Suzanne Cryer ... Jane McCarthy
David Rasche ... Richard 'Richie' Wickham
Neill Barry ... Keaton McCarthy
Leon ... Manny
Ann Magnuson ... Katherine
Jamie Luner ... Model
Courtnie Bull Courtnie Bull ... Angel, Little Girl (as Courtney Bull)
Ivo Lopez ... Motel Clerk (as Ivo Lewis)
Josi K. Waksman Josi K. Waksman ... Tree Lot Owner
Robert Downey Jr. ... Hans
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Storyline

Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad has something to say, but Ian won't listen. Meanwhile, David is gay and virginal; Ian's business partner, Keaton, is unhappy that his sister Jane is pregnant with no plans to tell the father; Lisa is everybody's pal and no one's lover; John, stuck in adolescence, is always on the make. He brings German-born stunner, Carla, and promptly loses her affection to Hans, a fast-talking ski instructor. David meets Manny: they have chess in common. Soon, surprises abound as relationships take new turns. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigos e Amantes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,543, 18 April 1999

Gross USA:

$33,543

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,543
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

The echoes we hear when they're at the ski slope would never sound like that anywhere outdoors. See more »

Quotes

Hans: Should I even ask you perhaps no reason out of left field to just take a little bite out of a snowball you must- it could save your life!
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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You Belong to the Moon
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A stepping stone for how movies should NOT be...
10 October 1999 | by Big D-2001See all my reviews

There are three kinds of bad movies: movies that defy reality but still entertain, movies that so bad that they're funny, and unforgivable pieces of cow dung that you watch in disbelief as it approaches badness from all directions. "Friends & Lovers" fits the last category like a wedding dress. It is one of the most jaw-droppingly bad movies I have ever seen. This film has, virtually, no redeeming qualities. The acting is wooden and unrealistic, notably by Claudia Schiffer and, surprisingly, Robert Downey Jr. One person I did like and care for was Danny Nucci's character, but he couldn't have save this film if his life depended on it. The characters carry on, endlessly, in boring, silly and uninvolving conversations. This cast could have had a lot of potential had they had a script that wasn't found in a garbage dump. I was never really fond of Stephen Baldwin, the only role I accepted him in was "The Usual Suspects." There was a moment in the film where is a graphic close-up shot of a man's genitals that is, not only gratuitous, but it ruined what could have been a semi-chuckle on my part. I don't know. All was lost on this film. "Friends & Lovers" ranks in the same field as 1997's worst film, "Gone Fishin'."


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