Two Friends


1h 16m 1986

Brief Synopsis

July 1985. 15-year-old Louise's divorced parents, Janet and Jim, are attending the wake of a teenage girl who has overdosed on drugs. Jim worries about their own daughter, but Janet reassures him that Louise is "all right." Jim asks if Louise's friend Kelly, "the sexy one," is also okay. Janet repli

Film Details

Also Known As
2 Friends
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
Milestone Films; Milestone Films; New Yorker Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m

Synopsis

July 1985. 15-year-old Louise's divorced parents, Janet and Jim, are attending the wake of a teenage girl who has overdosed on drugs. Jim worries about their own daughter, but Janet reassures him that Louise is "all right." Jim asks if Louise's friend Kelly, "the sexy one," is also okay. Janet replies that she doesn't know, she doesn't think so. Kelly, 16, is walking on the beach with her boyfriend. Both are dressed in punk clothing and look tired and vacant. Louise, dressed in a private school uniform, returns home from school to find Matthew waiting for her with the news that he recently ran into Kelly at a club. Louise is not overjoyed to see him, but asks a lot of questions about her former friend. The story then moves backwards over the preceeding months--February 1985, January 1985, December 1984, and October 1984--to chart the breakup of Louise and Kelly's once inseparable friendship.

Film Details

Also Known As
2 Friends
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
Milestone Films; Milestone Films; New Yorker Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Australia Film Institute's Awards for Best Television Movie, Director and Screenplay.

Released in United States Spring April 24, 1996

Released in United States May 17, 1996

Released in United States on Video August 6, 1997

Film was restored by ABC, Bill Russo, Cinema Arts, Zounds and Milestone Film & Video.

Formerly distributed in USA on video by Milestone Film & Video.

Broadcast in Australia over Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) during 1986.

Originally made as a telemovie for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

aspect ratio 1:1.66

Released in United States Spring April 24, 1996

Released in United States May 17, 1996 (Nuart; Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video August 6, 1997