Between Friends (1973 film)

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Between Friends
Directed by Donald Shebib
Produced by Chalmers Adams
Written by Claude Harz
Starring Michael Parks
Bonnie Bedelia
Chuck Shamata
Henry Beckman
Hugh Webster
Music by Matthew McCauley
Cinematography Richard Leiterman
Edited by Tony Lower
Donald Shebib
Release date
  • 1 October 1973 (1973-10-01)
Running time
91 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Between Friends is a 1973 Canadian crime film directed by Donald Shebib. It was entered into the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival,[1] and was featured in the Canadian Cinema television series which aired on CBC Television in 1974.[2]


A botched mine robbery in Northern Ontario involves the troubled quartet of Chino (Chuck Shamata), his American surfing buddy Toby (Michael Parks), his girlfriend’s father (Henry Beckman) and Coker (Hugh Webster). While the robbery is being planned, Chino’s girlfriend Ellie (Bonnie Bedelia) becomes attracted to Toby.[3]


The film was a finalist for Best Picture at the Canadian Film Awards in 1973,[4] losing to Slipstream.



  1. ^ " Awards for Between Friends". Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Corcelli, John (August 2005). "Canadian Cinema". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Shebib's debut into front ranks". The Globe and Mail, October 13, 1973.
  4. ^ "Fine lineup for Film Awards". The Globe and Mail, October 9, 1973.

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