5.9/10
354
12 user 5 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Scandalous (1984)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An investigative reporter following an espionage story goes to London and gets involved with murder, scam artists and rock concerts.

Director: Rob Cohen
Stars: Robert Hays, Ron Travis, M. Emmet Walsh
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Mo Alexander's bad luck is that she misses the plane in Paris carrying her tour group and her luggage. On top of this, she finds that it will take several days for the travel agent to work ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Karen Allen, Thierry Lhermitte, Christopher Cazenove
Querelle (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that his brother Robert is the lover of the lady owner, Lysiane. Here, you can play dice ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau
Heart (1987)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An aging middleweight boxer trains for a match against a rising star, unaware his manager has fixed the bout so that he must lose - but will he throw the fight?

Director: James Lemmo
Stars: Brad Davis, Frances Fisher, Steve Buscemi
Hangfire (1991)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A town has been taken hostage. Who will win the battle? Only the mighty will survive.

Director: Peter Maris
Stars: Brad Davis, Kim Delaney, Ken Foree
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dramatisation of the sinking of the Greenpeace ship 'The Rainbow Warrior' by French agents in Auckland, New Zealand in 1985.

Director: Chris Thomson
Stars: Jack Thompson, Brad Davis, Mary Regan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A kindly but thieving shopaholic tries to turn her mistakes around, but does so by becoming a skilled computer hacker, something that could only get her into more trouble despite her goal to impress her beloved family.

Director: Percy Adlon
Stars: Marianne Sägebrecht, Brad Davis, Judge Reinhold
Razor (2018)
Action

Razor is based on the best selling comic book series "Razor" and "Stryke" created by Everette Hartsoe.

Director: Rob Cohen
Speedhunters (2018)
Action | Sport | Thriller

A colorful team of racers and crew get caught into High intrigue around a revolutionary technology threatening to change the world as we know it.

Director: Rob Cohen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
John Friedrich ...
Alex Haddox
...
Greenblatt
...
Harry Norris
...
Jimmy
...
Mrs. Baxter
...
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'
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Small Circle Of Friends...learning to live in the turbulent sixties! [AustraliaTheatrical] See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 October 1980 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Amigo é para Essas Coisas  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$700,000, 31 December 1980
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The "Harvard" students for the riot scene, filmed at Bridgewater State College, were recruited from the varsity sports teams of Bridgewater State College, and via announcements on Boston radio stations. See more »

Goofs

The characters entered Harvard in 1967 and presumably were to graduate in 1971, and it shows them as apparently the first class involved with the draft lottery, which affected only seniors. However, the first class involved with the lottery was actually that of 1970, and the movie accurately shows the first ball being pulled from the drum with a date of September 14 in the drawing held for the 1970 class. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme for the Masses
Harry Palmer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I was one of the few people who actually saw it in a theatre!
8 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

Movie that takes place at Harvard University in Cambridge MA from 1967 to 1971. Three students are starting at Harvard. Nick (Jameson Parker)-tall, handsome, muscular and serious; Leo (Brad Davis) a rebel who lashes out at everything) and Jess (Karen Allen) a sweet, serious and intelligent woman. Both Nick and Leo fall in love with Jess at various times and the film follows them through the four years at school and we see them change--in good ways and bad.

This was filmed in Cambridge back in 1979. I remember because I grew up in Arlington--a town that borders Cambridge. I know what Harvard Square and Harvard University looked like back then and it was really great to see it captured on film. Also we see the great Orson Welles Cinema that was in Cambridge--a wonderful art house theatre that burnt down in 1985. I remember catching in a totally empty movie theatre in Boston back in 1980. The fact that it was locally filmed was advertised to the hilt--but nobody came. I can't see why because I LOVED it. I found it totally believable with interesting characters and situations. Seeing it again now all these years later I'm not as totally impressed with it as before. I found the situations and dialogue clichéd and too many unexplained events--WHY was that building chained shut at Harvard and the lottery wasn't explained either. Also, sadly, Parker is a terrible actor. He's tall, handsome and muscular but says every line with a blank look on his face. I seriously didn't know HOW to take some of his dialogue! Still, I DO like the film and recommend it. Allen and Davis give GREAT performances; it moves quickly (I was never once bored); the scenery is beautiful; the music score was incredible (it includes an instrumental of "Total Eclipse of the Heart") and it all ends in a totally unrealistic but happy ending. A must see for any Massachusetts residents who love Boston and Cambridge. Also future stars Daniel Stern and Shelley Long have small roles.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017

"The IMDb Show" connects the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017 and unwraps some of the most memorable and festive animated holiday specials.

Watch now