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Circle of Friends (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 7 April 1995 (USA)
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'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at ... See full summary »

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Pat O'Connor

Writers:

Andrew Davies (screenplay), Maeve Binchy (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... Jack
Minnie Driver ... Benny
Geraldine O'Rawe ... Eve
Saffron Burrows ... Nan
Alan Cumming ... Sean
Colin Firth ... Simon Westward
Aidan Gillen ... Aidan
Mick Lally Mick Lally ... Dan Hogan
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Mrs Hogan
John Kavanagh ... Brian Mahon
Ruth McCabe ... Emily Mahon
Ciarán Hinds ... Professor Flynn
Tony Doyle ... Dr. Foley
Marie Mullen Marie Mullen ... Mrs Foley
Marie Conmee Marie Conmee ... Mrs Healey
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Storyline

'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve reunite with their childhood friend, the ice-cool Nan Mahon, the 'college belle'. They also encounter the handsome and charming Jack Foley, whom Benny quickly falls for. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

For everyone who ever thought the person they loved was out of their reach See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Ireland | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Círculo de amigos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$125,587, 19 March 1995

Gross USA:

$23,389,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,389,975
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To make Chris O'Donnell appear to be much taller than Minnie Driver than he really is, she had to walk in a ditch when they were filming the scene of their stroll in Knockglen. See more »

Goofs

When Benny and Eve are walking down the street near the beginning of the film, the local butcher comes out of his shop holding a cleaver in his hand. In the immediate next shot, both of his hands are tucked into his apron with no cleaver in sight. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: When all this started, all our families have lived in Knockglen for as long as anybody could remember. And in Ireland people have very long memories.
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Connections

Referenced in The IT Crowd: The Dinner Party (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)
Written by Johnny Noble and Prince Leleiohoku
English lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by Long John Jump Band
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Sweet, well-acted -- not memorable
4 August 2001 | by AKS-6See all my reviews

It must be at least five or six years since I saw this movie last, and I couldn't remember much of it before I saw it again yesterday. That does not surprise me since Circle of Friends truly isn't a very memorable film. It's sweet and extremely well-acted (apart from the always boring Chris O'Donnell)... but that's about it.

It was fun, though, to see Minnie Driver, Saffron Burrows, and Aidan Gillen (Queer as Folk, UK version) in early roles. As always, Colin Firth delivered a fine performance.


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