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A Small Circle of Friends (1980)

Harvard in the 1960's: a time of social upheaval and student unrest. Three students bond together, challenge the system and begin to lose their ideals.

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Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo
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Jessica Bloom
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Nick Baxter
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Alice
John Friedrich ...
Alex Haddox
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Greenblatt
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Harry Norris
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Jimmy
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Mrs. Baxter
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Crazy Kid: Draft Inductee (as Dan Stern)
Jason Laskay ...
Dorm Proctor
Jamie Squire ...
Karate Student
Mary Margaret Amato ...
Girl in Shower
David Hollander ...
Editor of 'Crimson'
Frank Rich ...
Assistant Editor of 'Crimson'
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Harvard in the 1960's: a time of social upheaval and student unrest. Three students bond together, challenge the system and begin to lose their ideals. Written by Anonymous

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Three people. Two love stories. One decade. No limits. See more »

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9 October 1980 (Australia)  »

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Amigo é para Essas Coisas  »

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Rob Cohen: next to Karen Allen in a crowded lecture hall See more »

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Students are seen dancing to the Rolling Stones record "Street Fighting Man" moments after President Lyndon Johnson's television address in which he announced he was not running for reelection. However, that speech was delivered on the last day of March 1968, while the song had not even been recorded yet and was not released until the last day of August 1968. See more »

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[last lines]
Nick Baxter: How about tonight?
Jessica Bloom: How about right now? And then we'll see.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Theme for the Masses
Harry Palmer
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brilliant
26 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was in school then. This is the only movie ever made that got it right. 30 feet a part would be kids who were fighting the war and kids who wanted no part of it. Transformations from innocence to dissident happened overnight. Karen Allen is the best actress ever and why the hell isn't she working every day? This came out in 1980 and I thought there would be many more like this but nope---just this one.

It was a sweet time and every time I visit campus today, it's like a graveyard. Dull, calm, sane. I miss the charge that was in the air the 4 years I was in college, it's not there. Neither is the ambient sound track. Now everyone has speakers in their ears, not their dorm windows!


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