A Small Circle of Friends (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Small Circle of Friends (1980)





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Pumped up with energy to spare in its first half, this is an otherwise routine drama about a love triangle set in the turbulent late '60s on the Harvard campus. Harvard takes a remote backseat though, as Leo (Brad Davis) chases after Jessica (Karen Allen) while buddy Nick (Jameson Parker) also nurses a crush on her. Leo is in journalism, or wants to be, Jessica paints but she is leaning toward law school, and Nick is a solid, steady pre-med student. Their relationship takes a serious turn when Leo's number comes up on the Vietnam draft. Nick makes his feelings known to Jessica and whether it seems like a good idea or not, she suggests that the three of them move in together.

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Brad Davis
as Leonardo DaVinci Rizzo
Karen Allen
as Jessica Bloom
Jameson Parker
as Nick Baxter
Gary Springer
as Greenblatt
Harry Caesar
as Jimmy the Cook
Nan Martin
as Mrs. Baxter
Daniel Stern
as Crazy Kid
Jason Laskay
as Dorm Proctor
Jamie Squire
as Karate Student
Mary Margaret Amato
as Girl in Shower
Pamela Cresant
as Underground Woman
Frank Rich
as Crimson Editors
Severn Darden
as Art Professor
Nick Kairis
as Army Doctor
Nancy Penoyer
as Karate Instructor
Doug Llewelyn
as News Commentator
Brett Smith
as Man Under Car
Anita Sangiola
as Female Registrar
Michael Shaunessy
as Registering Student
Doree Sitterly
as Karate Student
Richard Nelson
as Harry Norris
as Karate Student
Joe La Creta
as Draft MP
Samson X. Greiff
as Dr. Franklin
Don Bennett
as Student Singer
Amy Leitman
as Student in Library
Annie McGuire
as Johnson Party Singer
Lawrence Chevis Prince
as Johnson Party Singer
David Tomaras
as Male Nurse
Robert Underwood
as Draft Doctor
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Critic Reviews for A Small Circle of Friends

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

That's both the strength and the weakness of this film -- its niceness.

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

A Small Circle of Friends is confusing, vulgar, and not very interesting. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 20, 2019 | Full Review…

A Small Circle of Friends is a romantic drama set in the Sixties.

January 29, 2004 | Full Review…

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