Happy Friendship Day: 6 Friends who saved their friends and saved the day
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Happy Friendship Day: Friends who saved their friends and saved the day
Hia Datta
Aug 01, 2021

True blue friends don’t have second thoughts about taking the plunge to save their friends from trouble or danger, even if it calls for resorting to crazy ways and means to get their pals back safely. If you land up in trouble, you have to just hang in there before your friend shows up as the saviour and superman or supergirl rolled into one for your sake.

Got a friend like that? 

On Friendship Day today, We bring you friends from five films who saved their friends from sticky situations, besides also saving the day along the way.

Toy Story 2
8.4OTTplay Rating
Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 2: In this sequel to the original Toy Story, the story involves Woody getting kidnapped by a greedy toy collector Al McWhiggin, who is the proprietor of Al’s Toy’s Barn. Now as Woody goes missing and cannot be found anywhere, Buzz Lightyear and his friends embark on a rescue mission to bring him back.
Spy Game
7.3OTTplay Rating
Nathan Muir in Spy Game: The story begins in the year 1991 when the United States and China are about to finalise a trade agreement. At this juncture, CIA operative Nathan Muir ( Robert Redford) is on the verge of retiring from this field. However, the CIA gets to know that their agent Tom Bishop is pressed with the charges of espionage in China and arrested at a People’s Liberation Army prison in Suzhou. Bishop is due to be executed in the next 24 hours. With no time to be wasted, Muir jumps back in action and deploys every tactic, skill and technique up his sleeve to save Bishop. This one is a mentor-protégé bond that transcends into a friendship.
Saving Private Ryan
9OTTplay Rating
John Miller in Saving Private Ryan: A group of soldiers, led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must go behind enemy lines to find and save just one man, Private James Ryan. All three brothers of Ryan have been killed in the battle. Wading their way through a trail of death, destruction and the horrors of war, each soldier in the group sets off for a personal journey while looking for Ryan, a journey that leads on to the message of a post-war, peaceful tomorrow in a world without war. True to their comradeship, Ryan is saved by his friends, come what may.
Peter Pan
7OTTplay Rating
Peter Pan: This popular tale for kids was made into a film in 2003, weaving the yarn of the iconic story about a boy named Peter Pan who never wants to grow up and can fly. A flight of fantasy and imagination holds sway throughout. Peter Pan befriends the London girl Wendy Darling and takes her to the magical land, Neverland, where the wicked Captain Hook and his pirate crew are waiting to bait him. Through a series of adventurous events, some bordering on misadventures, the two friends try to find friendship and perhaps even love in each other in Neverland. When Wendy is captured by Hook’s crew, Peter and the Lost Boys rise to the occasion to save Wendy.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
8.5OTTplay Rating
Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Han Solo and C-3PO in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: The narrative kicks off three years after the incidents of the first film Star Wars (1977). The Galactic Empire are on the trail for the Rebel Alliance that is helmed by Princess Leia. Shielding the Rebel Alliance is the X-wing fighter Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), but even the strongest of heroes need strong pals to save their neck when in trouble. And so does he. Skywalker needs Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Han Solo and C-3PO in his battle against Darth Vader.

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