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The Gay Deceivers (1969)

Danny and Elliot avoid military service by pretending to be gay, but they have to act the part when the recruiting officer doesn't buy it.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Coughlin ...
Danny Devlin
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Karen
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Elliot Crane (as Larry Casey)
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Leslie Devlin
Michael Greer ...
Malcolm
Sebastian Brook ...
Craig
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Colonel Dixon
Richard Webb ...
Mr. Devlin
Eloise Hardt ...
Mrs. Devlin
Jeanne Baird ...
Mrs. Conway
Dean Cromer ...
Psychiatrist (as Mike Kopcha)
Joe Tornatore ...
Sergeant Kravits
Robert Reese ...
Real Estate Agent
Christopher Riordan ...
Duane
Douglas Hume ...
Corporal (as Doug Hume)
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Danny and Elliot avoid military service by pretending to be gay, but they have to act the part when the recruiting officer doesn't buy it.

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25 April 1980 (West Germany)  »

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'Eles' Se Divertem  »

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The bar they go to (approximately one hour into the film) is "The Lush Life". See more »

Quotes

Malcolm: I may not know my flowers, but I know a bitch when I see one!
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You have to consider the time!
30 July 2003 | by (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I thought it was funny and cute (although I hate to use that particular word for it). Okay, as a big fan of the late Kevin Coughlin, I admit to being somewhat biased, but not so much as to not recognize a bad movie when I see one. While I'm sure some will complain that it's portrayal of gays is stereotyped and offensive, you have to remember that it was made in 1969! That was a time when Paul Lynde was forced to play the frustrated father of teenagers in movies and sitcoms. For a movie to admit the existence of gays as anything other than the villains who killed "because they are sick and depraved" or some such nonsense, was a big step in the right direction. In this movie the straight guys become friends with their gay landlord and his lover, while the Straight guys' friends and families are judgmental and in at least one case malicious. So, please cut them some slack for at least trying to present the gay characters as decent, kind people even if their wrists are a tad limp!


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