American Friends


1h 35m 1993

Brief Synopsis

In 1861, a middle-aged Oxford professor resigns his post after falling for a young American woman while on vacation.

Film Details

Release Date
1993
Production Company
BBC (Main Listing); British Screen Finance; Millennium Films; Prominent Features Ltd; Sales Company
Distribution Company
Castle Hill Productions; Academy Entertainment; Afmd; Palace Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; New College, Oxford, England, United Kingdom; Switzerland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

In 1861, a middle-aged Oxford professor resigns his post after falling for a young American woman while on vacation.

Crew

Steve Abbott

Producer

Brook Adams

Other

Brook Adams

Production Runner

George Akers

Editor

Rob Anderson

Carpenter (Standby)

Jude Andrews

Other

David Appleby

Stills

Sarah Baker

Caterer

George Ball

Property Master

Hamish Bell

Driver

Philip Bonham-carter

Director Of Photography

Richard Broome

Grip

Linda Bruce

Production Supervisor

Patrick Cassavetti

Producer

Graham Churchyard

Costumes Assistant

Vernon Connolly

Bestboy

Eddy Cooke

Driver

Susan D'arcy

Publicist

Georges Delerue

Music

Barbara Drake

Set Dresser

Laura Evans

2nd Assistant Editor

Penny Eyles

Script Supervisor

Gordon Fitzgerald

Dressing Props

Sarah Fleet

Production Assistant

Graham Fordham

Driver

Howard Gibbins

Location Manager

Peter Godfrey

Driver

Christopher Hall

1st Assistant Director

Cordelia Hardy

2nd Assistant Director

Dennis Harrison

Other

Yvonne Hellin

Wardrobe Supervisor

Sarah Horton

Art Direction Assistant

Bob Hunt

Generator Operator

Ian Jackson

Other

Tony Jackson

Sound Recording Mixer

Peter Swords King

Makeup

Irene Lamb

Casting (United Kingdom)

Andrew Mcalpine

Production Designer

Dennis Mctaggart

1st Assistant Editor

Mark Milsome

Other

Geoffrey Oldham

Driver

Peter Owen

Hairstyles

Michael Palin

From Story

Michael Palin

Screenwriter

Wesley Peppiatt

Dressing Props

Maggie Phelan

Production Accountant

Tristram Powell

Screenwriter

Carmella Prudente

Location Manager Assistant

Graeme Purdy

Other

Ted Read

Gaffer

Bob Ringwood

Costume Designer

Carol Robinson

Makeup Assistant

Wendy Rose

Other

Guy Rutter

Other

Hank Schumacher

Construction Manager

Toby Sherborne

3rd Assistant Director

Bob Sherwood

Props (Standby)

Margery Simkin

Casting (Usa)

Philip Sindall

Camera Operator

Vince Snider

Stagehand (Standby)

Rosie Staker

Boom Operator

Ken Stewart

Caterer

Lucinda Sturgis

Production Coordinator

Chris Townsend

Art Direction

Jane Trower

Production Accountant Assistant

Billy Turner

Driver

Sandor Von Orosz

Production Manager (Switzerland)

Tony Walker

Driver

Rick Wallace

Caterer

Mike Ward

Driver

John Wickman

Electrician

Robert Worley

Costumes Assistant

Film Details

Release Date
1993
Production Company
BBC (Main Listing); British Screen Finance; Millennium Films; Prominent Features Ltd; Sales Company
Distribution Company
Castle Hill Productions; Academy Entertainment; Afmd; Palace Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; New College, Oxford, England, United Kingdom; Switzerland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in England March 22, 1991

Released in France January 8, 1992

Released in Italy September 1991

Released in United States April 23, 1993

Released in United States April 9, 1993

Released in United States July 28, 1993

Released in United States on Video July 28, 1993

Released in United States Spring April 9, 1993

Michael Palin's script was inspired by a diary note of his great-grandfather, Edward Palin, who in 1866 resigned from St. John's College, Oxford, to marry an Irish-American girl he had met with her guardian on a walking tour in the Alps five years earlier.

Feature directorial debut for TV helmer Tristram Powell, son of the writer Anthony Powell.

Michael Palin and Tristram Powell received the 1991 award for Best Screenplay from the Writers Guild of Great Britain.

Began shooting May 29, 1990.

Completed shooting July 19, 1990.

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica February 28 - March 8, 1991.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (First Cinema) September 5-14, 1991.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (out of competition) September 3-14, 1991.

color

rtg BBFC PG

Released in France January 8, 1992

Released in United States April 9, 1993 (New York City)

Released in United States Spring April 9, 1993

Released in United States April 23, 1993 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States July 28, 1993

Released in United States on Video July 28, 1993

Released in Italy September 1991