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Four Friends (1981)

This story of four working-class kids in a small industrial town--who go their separate ways after high school in the innocence of 1961 and come together again at the end of the turbulent ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Penn

Writer:

Steve Tesich
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Wasson ... Danilo
Jodi Thelen ... Georgia
Michael Huddleston Michael Huddleston ... David
Jim Metzler ... Tom
Scott Hardt Scott Hardt ... Young Danilo
Elizabeth Lawrence ... Mrs. Prozor
Miklos Simon Miklos Simon ... Mr. Prozor
Michael Kovacs Michael Kovacs ... Prozor Neighbor
Beatrice Fredman Beatrice Fredman ... Mrs. Zoldos
Pier Calabria Pier Calabria ... Conductor
Zaid Farid Zaid Farid ... Rudy
David Graf ... Gergley
Felix Shuman Felix Shuman ... Principal
George Womack George Womack ... Mr. Bellknap
Todd Isaacson Todd Isaacson ... Senior Kid
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Storyline

This story of four working-class kids in a small industrial town--who go their separate ways after high school in the innocence of 1961 and come together again at the end of the turbulent Sixties--is as much about the coming of age of America as it is about the changes the characters go through. The four friends of the title are thoughtful Danilo, a Yugoslavian immigrant with dreams of being a writer and a scholar; Tom, good-looking and athletic, who is bound for the army; cautious David who has mixed feelings about staying in town and joining the family mortuary business; and lovely, ditzy, exasperating Georgia, who tries to inspire all of them with her longings for a life of Bohemian adventure. It is told through the eyes of Danilo, whose story is loosely based on the writer Tesich's own life growing up in Bloomington, Indiana. Written by babatjie

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All the boys love Georgia...and Georgia loves all the boys!

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Georgia See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$29,881
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Sinise had an uncredited role. See more »

Goofs

Danilo watches Apollo 11 moonwalk on TV at Tom's house in the afternoon. In reality, the moonwalk began at shortly before 11 pm Eastern Daylight time. This would be 10pm in the Central time zone, well after dark in the Chicago area (even in July). See more »

Quotes

Georgia: Shouldn't you be at work?
Danilo: I called in sick.
Georgia: Then you should call a doctor.
Danilo: I'm fine.
Georgia: Then you should be at work.
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Connections

Referenced in Leading Man with Reed Birney (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Let Me Prove (My Love For You)
Words & Music by Jimmy Key
© 1950 Newkeys Music, Inc.
Performed by Dave Dudley
Courtesy of Jimmy Key Productions
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A wonderful must-see film...don't miss this one!
6 March 2000 | by elliottrainbowSee all my reviews

This film about four friends coming of age in the 60s is one of my favorite films of all time. The acting and script in this movie are unlike any you will ever see in another film. Jodi Thelen is perhaps the best young actress I have ever seen. She makes Georgia a truly unique, unforgettable character. I have to admit that I fell in love with Georgia AND Jodi after seeing this movie. Some of the dialogue spoken between the characters is like poetry (and some of it is poetry). Craig Wasson (one of my favorite actors...he's a natural actor, never fake) plays Danilo with such passion that's it easy to believe that he is an immigrant that comes to love America. This is on my list of top 10 best films of all time. Anyone who has seen this movie PLEASE write me! I can't find ANYONE around the south who has seen this film, much less anyone who loves it as much as I do.


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