A Small Circle of Friends

For the Germs tribute album, see A Small Circle of Friends (album).
A Small Circle of Friends
Directed by Rob Cohen
Produced by Tim Zinnemann
Written by Ezra Sacks
Starring Brad Davis
Karen Allen
Shelley Long
Jameson Parker
Music by Jim Steinman
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
March 12, 1980
Running time
113 mins
Country United States
Language English
Box office $766,740

A Small Circle of Friends is a 1980 American drama film by United Artists starring Brad Davis, Karen Allen, Shelley Long, Jameson Parker, Peter Mark, and an uncredited Craig Richard Nelson, who played Bell in The Paper Chase, another film set at Harvard.


The film follows the life of three students (Davis, Allen, Parker) at Harvard University and Radcliffe College in the 1960s.


The soundtrack features instrumental music composed by Jim Steinman.[1]


Some outdoor riot sequences were filmed some 37 miles south of Cambridge at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts after Harvard declined to allow the filming on their campus. Other scenes were filmed at MIT and other local colleges.[2]

Release and reception

It was Rob Cohen's only film as director not to be released by either Universal Studios or Columbia Pictures until 2012's Alex Cross.


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