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Amongst Friends (1993)

R | | Crime, Drama | 23 July 1993 (USA)
Three bored Long Island buddies seek excitement on the streets, with perilous results.

Director:

Rob Weiss

Writer:

Rob Weiss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Santos ... Young Andy
Michael Leb Michael Leb ... Young Trevor
Christian Thom ... Young Billy
Lou Cantelmo Lou Cantelmo ... Andy's Father
Jerry Leonard Jerry Leonard ... Andy's Grandfather
David Stepkin David Stepkin ... Jack Trattner
Greg Bernardi Greg Bernardi ... Poker Player
Lou Bernardi Lou Bernardi ... Poker Player
Charles Mattina Charles Mattina ... Poker Player
Adam Montalbano Adam Montalbano ... Kid in Fight
Michael Sorvino ... Kid in Fight
Jay Gordon ... Billy's Father
Michael Weiss ... Drug Dealer
Joseph Granda ... Billy (as Joseph Lindsey)
Andy Weiss ... Kid at Door
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Storyline

Three bored Long Island buddies seek excitement on the streets, with perilous results.

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When Crime is a Way of Life, You Never Know if You're Amongst Enemies...or Amongst Friends. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, drug use, sexuality, and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barátok közt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$265,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$265,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Rob Weiss' wrote the script in desperation after first dropping out of design school, then getting kicked out of film school and failing to make it as a Long Island nightclub promoter. See more »

Soundtracks

Wild Thing
Written by Marvin Young (uncredited)
Performed by Tone Loc
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Solid realistic movie
20 July 2006 | by CDizzle1975See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was in college and man could I relate. I'm 30 now and recently saw it for the first time since then when I watched it a billion times. I won't pretend that it has passed the test of time with flying colors, but it does what it sets out to do extremely well and without a lot of bells and whistles.

Synopsis: 3 fellas from upper crust families play grown-up from an early age and have varying results as they enter adulthood. Drama ensues. Resolution meets some better than others. I really enjoy the Steve Parlavecchio kid and will, after concluding this review, seek out his career accomplishments, if he had any.

Also of note, I believe this was the first substantive role for Mira Sorvino. I assume that without daddy Paul blazing trails for her, she never would have gotten much farther than this flick.

Perhaps most important: A KILLER soundtrack for any child of the late 80's/early 90's with solid score by Ennio Morricone. I will never forget finding the soundtrack in a Used bin for $1.99 back in '95.

This is the polar extreme of a GoodFellas/Godfather epic in the same vein. Take it for what it is, and I say you'll really enjoy it.


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