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American Friends (1991)

PG
95 min | Comedy, Drama

Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years before. Ashby finds he enjoys their company, ...See moreFrancis Ashby, a senior Oxford don on holiday alone in the Alps, meets holidaying American Caroline and her companion Elinor, the blossoming Irish-American girl she adopted many years before. Ashby finds he enjoys their company, particularly that of Elinor, and both the women are drawn to him. Back at Oxford he is nevertheless taken aback when they arrive unannounced. Women are not allowed in the College grounds, let alone the rooms. Indeed any liaison, however innocent, is frowned on by the upstanding Fellows. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26} See less
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Michael Palin (story) (screenplay) | Tristram Powell (screenplay)
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$5,334
Gross (US & Canada)
$23,034
Gross (World)
$23,034
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Apr 1993 (United States)

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Bryan Pringle
Haskell Haskell   See fewer
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Fred Pearson
Hapgood Hapgood   See fewer
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Michael Palin
Reverend Francis Ashby Reverend Francis Ashby   See fewer
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Alfred Molina
Oliver Syme Oliver Syme   See fewer
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Susan Denaker
Mrs. Cantrell Mrs. Cantrell   See fewer
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Ian Dunn
Gowers Gowers   See fewer
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Robert Eddison
Rushden - The President Rushden - The President   See fewer
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Pollitt Pollitt   See fewer
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Simon Jones
Anderson Anderson   See fewer
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Charles McKeown
Maynard Maynard   See fewer
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Roger Lloyd Pack
Dr. Butler (as Roger Lloyd-Pack) Dr. Butler (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)   See fewer
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Trini Alvarado
Miss Elinor Hartley Miss Elinor Hartley   See fewer
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Connie Booth
Miss Caroline Hartley Miss Caroline Hartley   See fewer
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Alun Armstrong
Dr. Weeks Dr. Weeks   See fewer
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Sheila Reid
Mrs. Weeks Mrs. Weeks   See fewer
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Edward Rawle-Hicks
John Weeks John Weeks   See fewer
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Markus Gehrig
Swiss Guide Swiss Guide   See fewer
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Jo Stone-Fewings
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Jimmy Jewel
Ashby Senior Ashby Senior   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 574 votes