Around the Fire

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Overview

A teenager rebelling against his father falls in with a bunch of hippies in this coming-of-age drama. Simon (Devon Sawa) is a high school student who isn't sure what he wants to do with his life. After the death of his mother, Simon's problems with his father Matt (Bill Smitrovich) escalate, especially after Matt marries a woman he suspects was involved with his father before his mother's death. Matt sends Simon away to an upscale boarding school, where he doesn't fit in with the sports-obsessed and career-minded...
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Overview

A teenager rebelling against his father falls in with a bunch of hippies in this coming-of-age drama. Simon (Devon Sawa) is a high school student who isn't sure what he wants to do with his life. After the death of his mother, Simon's problems with his father Matt (Bill Smitrovich) escalate, especially after Matt marries a woman he suspects was involved with his father before his mother's death. Matt sends Simon away to an upscale boarding school, where he doesn't fit in with the sports-obsessed and career-minded students. Simon does make friends with a fellow campus misfit, Andrew (Eric Mabius), who one weekend invites Simon to see a concert by a popular neo-hippie jam band. Simon is fascinated by the nomadic fans who follow the band on the road, and he meets Jennifer (Tara Reid), a beautiful girl who sells veggie stir-fry in the parking lot before shows. Soon Simon has dropped out of school to hit the road with Jennifer; however, while Andrew, Jennifer, and most of their friends are able to handle casual drug use, Simon's discovery of marijuana and LSD sends him down a path into dangerous abuse, and before long, Matt puts Simon into rehab against his will. Around the Fire features an original score by B.C. Smith, performed by jazz guitarist Bill Frisell; songs by The Grateful Dead, The Meters, Phish, and Bob Marley and the Wailers also appear on the soundtrack.
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Special Features

Anamorphic widescreen; 5.1 Dolby surround sound; Weblink; All-new deleted scenes; All-new alternate ending; Interviews with main cast; English with Spanish subtitles; All-new producer/writer commentary
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2003
  • UPC: 783722713921
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Allumination
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 84,208

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Devon Sawa Simon
Tara Reid
Bill Smitrovich
Eric Mabius
Charlayne Woodard
Colman Domingo
Technical Credits
John Jacobsen Director
John Comerford Producer, Screenwriter
Tommy Rosen Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- DVD
1. Main Title [5:09]
2. The Funeral [5:46]
3. The Party [4:32]
4. Feel Any Better? [6:03]
5. He's a Hottie! [8:09]
6. Looks Good [4:36]
7. Come Here a Lot? [6:07]
8. Hanging With Simon [6:33]
9. 96 on Math Test [5:39]
10. Hardcore [5:47]
11. I'm Sleeping [5:07]
12. Simon's Trip [5:26]
13. The Chemist [5:45]
14. Group Session [1:42]
15. Simon's Nightmare [3:33]
16. Dinner With Parents [7:10]
17. Family Program [:53]
18. Simon Remembers [6:02]
19. Some Good Stir Fry [5:15]
20. Closing Credits [2:37]
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Menu

Side #1 -- DVD
   Play Movie
   Bonus Materials
      Interviews
         Producer/Writer Commentary
         John Jacobsen - Director
         Devon Sawa - Simon Harris
         Tara Reid - Jennifer
         Eric Mabius - Andrew
         Bill Smithrovich - Matt Harris
         Colman Dominco - Trace
         Henri Lubatti - Kevin
         Lisa Burcett - Lauren Harris
      Behind the Scenes
      Deleted Scenes
      Alternate Ending
      Theatrical Trailer
      Also Available From Ardustry
   Scene Selections
   Subtitles
      Spanish Subtitles: On
      Spanish Subtitles: Off
Side #2 -- CD
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