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Director  Tristram Powell
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Country  United Kingdom
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Language  English
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Writer  Michael Palin, Tristram Powell
Release date  22 March 1991 (1991-03-22) (UK) 21 November 1991 (1991-11-21) (Australia) April 1993 (1993-04) (US)
Initial release  March 22, 1991 (United Kingdom)
Cast  Michael Palin (Rev. Francis Ashby), Trini Alvarado (Elinor Hartley), Connie Booth (Caroline Hartley), Alfred Molina (Oliver Syme), Bryan Pringle (Haskell), Jonathan Firth (Cable)
Similar movies  Michael Palin appears in American Friends and The Missionary
Tagline  An education in love

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American Friends is a 1991 British film starring Michael Palin. It was written by Palin and its director, Tristram Powell.

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Plot

Palin plays Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford professor on holiday in the Swiss Alps in 1861. There he meets the American Caroline Hartley (Connie Booth) and her 18-year-old ward Elinor (Trini Alvarado). Ashby is drawn to them both, particularly Elinor, but is rather surprised when they arrive in Oxford and rent a house. Women are not allowed in the College, nor are Fellows allowed to marry, which puts him in an embarrassing situation. Ashby's rival for the post of College President, Oliver Syme (Alfred Molina), takes full advantage of this to try to discredit Ashby.

Inspiration

The plot was based on a real-life incident involving Palin's great-grandfather, Edward Palin.

Awards

The film won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best film/screenplay.

Discography

The CD soundtrack composed by Georges Delerue is available on Music Box Records label (website).

References

American Friends Wikipedia
American Friends IMDbAmerican Friends themoviedb.org


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