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Friends (1971)

A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Lewis Gilbert (story), Vernon Harris (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sean Bury ... Paul Harrison
Anicée Alvina ... Michelle Latour
Ronald Lewis ... Mr. Harrison
Toby Robins Toby Robins ... Mrs. Gardner
Joan Hickson ... Lady in Bookstore
Pascale Roberts ... Annie
Sady Rebbot Sady Rebbot ... Pierre
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Storyline

A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.

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Taglines:

who needs the world when you own the moon and stars.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigos See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Sean Bury and Anicée Alvina receive "introducing" credits. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, we first see Paul stealing a 1969 Plymouth Valiant with a single-piece front grill. 47 seconds later, he gets out of a 1968 Plymouth Valiant with a split front grill and a different license plate. In response to a You Tube comment, Sean Bury said in 2016 he believed they were rental cars and when the producers went back the next day, the first car had been rented out so they rented the closest model available. See more »

Quotes

Paul Harrison: [Paul and Michelle in bed conversing with one another] I've been thinking... we have to find a hospital where you're not known.
Michelle Latour: 'ospital?
Paul Harrison: To have the baby...
Michelle Latour: I'm not going to 'ospital.
Paul Harrison: But you can't have it here.
Michelle Latour: Why not?
Paul Harrison: The Doctor would find out about us!
Michelle Latour: Paul... You don't need a doctor to have a baby.
Paul Harrison: What?
Michelle Latour: Sometime a midwife come, but if not, well... you just 'ave it.
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Velvet Goldmine (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Michelle's Song
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
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Could almost be watched with the sound off
6 July 1999 | by hecklesSee all my reviews

I'm rather astonished that this film is still available in the United States, where by decree of our Congress individuals under eighteen are not allowed to be shown having sex. Or for that matter, even permitted to have sexual thoughts.

That being said, you'll like this film, if you can ignore the highly sappy plot and just enjoy the two young stars and the travelogue-like images of South of France. If you had a first love as sweet as Paul or Michelle (I know, 'sweet' is a rare breed these days)you'll particularly smile.


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