91 minutes – Crime drama
Release date: October 1, 1973
Canadian Distributor: Clearwater Films
Between Friends is about a small group of beautiful losers who commit a robbery in northern Ontario with disastrous results. It tells the story of Chino (Chuck Shamata), his girlfriend, Ellie (Bonnie Bedelia), her father Will (Henry Beckman), a professional thief, and Chino’s American friend and former surfing buddy Toby (Michael Parks, pictured above). Set in Sudbury and Toronto, Ontario, the group plans to rob the payroll of a nickel mine. Meanwhile Ellie becomes attracted to Toby.
Between Friends is Don Shebib’s third dramatic feature. It’s a taut, serious dramatic study of loyalty, Canada/U.S. relations and the limitations of male bonding. Also see: Beautiful Losers: Don Shebib’s Between Friends.