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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 »

Director:

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

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: Should I even ask you perhaps no reason out of left field to just take a little bite out of a snowball you must- it could save your life!
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Carla
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Downey Jr.
Played on piano and Sung by Robert Downey Jr.
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Just when you thought it was safe to go to the movies!!!
25 April 2000 | by dillon09See all my reviews

With a cast like this, you figure the film shouldn't be that bad, but believe me it is. The cast are fighting a losing battle from the start, Robert Downey Jr, should kick himself for getting wrapped up in this film, and as for his accent, the Bavarians have probably put a Fatwa out on him. Claudia Schiffer, shows some potential, but the gag that she falls for a guy with the line "Have you ever considered being a model?" is so thin, it makes Twiggy look over weight. Alison Eastwood also shows potential, but again drowns in the watery story. If this was a kids report card, the phrase 'Can do much better' would be the the one that stands out


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