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Peter's Friends

This comedy drama, a sort of British version of The Big Chill (1983), was directed by Kenneth Branagh. Ten years after they were members of a music and comedy troupe at Cambridge University, a diverse group of friends in their early 30s gather at the expansive estate of Peter Morton (Stephen Fry), who's invited them there for a reunion. Among the guests are Andrew (Branagh), who has married Carol (Rita Rudner), the star of the American situation comedy he writes; lonely Maggie (Emma Thompson), who thinks she may be in love with Peter; Roger (Hugh Laurie) and Mary (Imelda Staunton), a couple in advertising who have lost a child; and single Sarah (Alphonsia Emmanuel), who's always attracted to the wrong men, including her latest boyfriend, the married Brian (Tony Slattery). Also on hand is Vera (Phyllida Law, the real-life mother of Thompson), a housekeeper who has protectively watched over Peter since childhood. Over the course of the weekend, various jealousies and fears are revealed between joyous feasts, but a startling, tragic announcement from Peter puts everyone's petty dramas into proper perspective. American stand-up comedienne Rudner wrote the screenplay with her husband, (Martin Bergmann).

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2008
UPC: 0027616098641
Original Release: 1992
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 1:41:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kenneth Branagh Andrew
Alphonsia Emmanuel Sarah
Emma Thompson Maggie
Stephen Fry Peter
Hugh Laurie Roger
Phyllida Law Vera
Rita Rudner Carol
Imelda Staunton Mary
Tony Slattery Brian
Alex Scott Paul
Magdelena Buznea Catsitter
Annie Davies Brenda-Babysitter
Richard Briers Peter's Father
Edward Jewesbury Peter's Solicitor
Hetta Charnley Woman at Airport
Chris Pickles Chauffer
Nicola Wright Brian's Wife
Bill Parfitt Ben-Age 1
Alex Lowe Actor

Technical Credits
Kenneth Branagh Director,Producer
Martin Bergman Co-producer,Screenwriter
Martin Childs Production Designer
Susan Coates Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephanie Collie Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Evans Executive Producer
Peter Frampton Makeup
Tim Harvey Production Designer
Roger Lanser Cinematographer
Andrew Marcus Editor
David Parfitt Producer
Rita Rudner Screenwriter
David Toguri Choreography

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Peter's Friends
1. Last Performance [4:04]
2. Main Titles [1:39]
3. A Definite Decision [1:22]
4. Heading to Peter's [3:25]
5. Welcome [5:03]
6. Settling In [4:31]
7. Growing Up [2:51]
8. Self-Help [2:26]
9. Dressing for Dinner [1:32]
10. To Old Friends [3:50]
11. Wining and Dining [2:36]
12. What a Boor [3:00]
13. Always the Same [5:02]
14. Going to Bed [1:50]
15. I Love You [3:59]
16. A Bit of Time [5:44]
17. Blame and Punishment [4:34]
18. Perfect for Each Other [3:08]
19. A Little Advice [5:15]
20. Caroled [4:30]
21. Recurring Pattern [2:31]
22. Addicted to Romance [4:00]
23. Are You Ill? [3:17]
24. Time to Think [3:31]
25. Why? [6:02]
26. The Real Reason [5:50]
27. It's a Party [3:03]
28. End Titles [2:36]

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