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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$94,633, 9 May 1999
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

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Goofs

When Ian and his dad take the cable car to the top of the slope, the amount of skis on the side change when we see what's supposed to be their car. See more »

Quotes

Hans: Slap my ass even though I'm done.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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You Belong to the Moon
Music and Lyrics by Jo Cassiers
Performed by Orphan
Basil Music
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self indulgent, derivative and abjectly awful
3 June 1999 | by jsm-2See all my reviews

Friends and Lovers is a meandering and pointless story about a half dozen depthless characters finding love and sex in a luxury ski lodge. The characters don't seem to have any past but thanks to a talented product placement director, they do have very expensive cars and clothes. Tedious themes (son estranged from father, insensitive Lothario who can't find love) aren't helped any by a gay story line that suggests the writer has never met a gay person in his life. In an industry where producers have to struggle to piece together the funding for a film like "The Opposite of Sex", its upsetting to see such a waste of human effort and money as "Friends and Lovers".


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