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Amongst Friends (1993)

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This film is set in an affluent Long Island neighborhood, the home of boyhood chums Patrick McGaw, Steve Partavecchio, and Joseph Lindsay. With too much time on their hands, the kids turn to crime for "kicks." Events snowball into a climactic life-or-death drug deal, which threatens to end in disaster.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre:
Drama
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast

Patrick McGaw
as Trevor
David Stepkin
as Trattner
Michael Artura
as Michael
Brett Lambson
as Friend
Chris Santos
as Young Andy
Michael Leb
as Young Trevor
Christian Thom
as Young Billy
Lou Cantelmo
as Andy's Father
Martin Haber
as Jack's Crew
Jerry Leonard
as Andy's Grandfather
Greg Bernardi
as Poker Player
Peter Papageorgiou
as Young Wiseguy
Lou Bernardi
as Poker Player
Charles Mattina
as Poker Player
Stan Schwartz
as Arnie the Jeweler
Adam Montalbano
as Kid in Fight
Jay Gordon
as Billy's Father
Michael T. Weiss
as Drug Dealer
Andy Weiss
as Kid at Door
Hayley Guzman
as Girl on Couch
Richard Mangogna
as Driver Narc
James Biberi
as Passenger Narc
Maddi Amato
as Stenographer
Mort Carr
as Attorney
Don Damico
as Louis
Rob Weiss
as Bobby
Chris James
as Mitch the Dealer
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Critic Reviews for Amongst Friends

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Mr. Weiss is more successful in introducing these people and setting them in motion than he is in allowing sharp, revealing details to emerge from the turmoil that surrounds them.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Amongst Friends would love to be a Mean Streets for the '90s, and its Long Island streets may be mean enough, but here they're barely semi-tough.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

In the final analysis, Amongst Friends works not because it's an expose of upscale, suburban violence and drug use, but because it takes the time to develop its characters so that the events which swirl around them involve us.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
Top Critic

In this Jewish Mean Streets, Weiss substituts Scorsese's Italian lowlifes with upper-middle class Jewish youngsters who don't drift into crime but rather choose it consciously as a way of life.

Full Review… | April 26, 2006
EmanuelLevy.Com

boring indie crap

February 22, 2006
7M Pictures

Aims squarely for Scorsese-lite -- and that's precisely where it lands.

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Amongst Friends

½

This is a vapid, shallow little film with a story ripe with potential, but squandered due to poorly developed characters and a terminally flawed script. Athough the making of it, covered in John Pierson's book 'Spike Mike Slackers & Dykes' is nothing less than captivating.

Nick Murphy
Nick Murphy

A personal favorite.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

½

A merciless whipping of an experience, this movie chewed my balls and then spit them in my face. Fuckin' review assignments for Chud.com.

Asim Dossani
Asim Dossani

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