- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: August 23, 2005
- Originally Released: 1981
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Mono - English, French
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
- Subtitles - English, Spanish, French - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 03/01/1982
"...A style that is poetically assured..."
Variety - 11/18/1981
"...A warmly intelligent, touching and consistently absorbing piece of humanity..."
From Academy Award-winning screenwriter Steven Tesich (BREAKING AWAY) and three-time Oscar-nominated director Arthur Penn comes a semiautobiographical film dealing with the trials and tribulations of a Yugoslavian immigrant living in the United States. The story follows Danilo Prozor (Craig Wasson) and his three friends as they graduate high school and begin their journey into adulthood. Marriages come and go, children are born, lovers are lost, careers are made and broken during the 10-year span of the film. Over the course of these difficult years, the four friends hold on to their friendship as the one, true constant in their lives. FOUR FRIENDS is an emotional look at life in America during the tumultuous 1960s.
FOUR FRIENDS is a compelling tale chronicling the lives of four friends growing up in Chicago during the late 1960s. Craig Wasson plays the son of a Yugoslavian immigrant who deals with the tragedy and happiness life doles out to him and his three friends as best he can. Their lives cross and diverge many times over the years, sometimes for good, sometimes not. The four friends are brought together by a mutual love for one another, torn apart by the changing world and bad choices, and brought back together as they each find their friendship the strongest part of their lives. Documenting the experiences of the friends over a decade, the film manages to condense the time nicely, sustaining the emotional tension and the well-drawn, detailed characters. The film deals with such themes as father-son relationships, unrequited love, secrets, success and failure, growing older, and the importance of friendship. FOUR FRIENDS can be seen as an influence on such later films as THE BIG CHILL and ST. ELMO'S FIRE.
Theatrical Release |
- The film is a semiautobiographical story based on writer Steve Tesich's life.
- The film is also known as GEORGIA'S FRIENDS.