chapter  18
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Peter's Friends

The members of the large leading cast, assembled by the film's director and star Kenneth Branagh, each worked for a flat $15 000 fee plus a small piece of back-end profits. The five-week, six-day shoot proceeded smoothly (the film came in slightly under budget) and the result was more or less what the film-makers expected: an efficient piece of 'disposable' cinema rather than a work of art, or even a labour of love.