MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,624 this week

The Boys in the Band (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  17 March 1970 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 2,454 users  
Reviews: 71 user | 37 critic

Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 15 Dec 2010
 
a list of 40 titles
created 31 Mar 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 27 Sep 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 20 Dec 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Boys in the Band (1970)

The Boys in the Band (1970) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Boys in the Band.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Guardian (1990)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Phil and Kate have a baby boy named Jake. They hire a baby-sitter, Camilla, to look after Jake and she becomes part of the family. The Sheridan's friend and neighbor, Ned, takes a liking to... See full summary »

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell
Cruising (1980)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen
Sorcerer (1977)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Interview with the director of "M" & "Metropolis"

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: William Friedkin, Fritz Lang
Jade (1995)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow
Blue Chips (1994)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Behind-the-scenes look of Barbra Streisand taping an album of Broadway tunes.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: William Friedkin, David Geffen, Sydney Pollack
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »

Director: Crayton Robey
Stars: Edward Albee, Joe Allen, Matt Baney
Bug (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr.
The Hunted (2003)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.

Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen
The Thin Blue Line (TV Movie 1966)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Van Heflin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kenneth Nelson ...
Michael
Frederick Combs ...
Donald
...
Emory
Laurence Luckinbill ...
Hank
Keith Prentice ...
Larry
...
Alan McCarthy
Reuben Greene ...
Bernard
...
Cowboy Tex
...
Harold
Edit

Storyline

It's Harold's birthday, and his closest friends throw him a party at Michael's apartment. Among Harold's presents is "Cowboy", since Harold may have trouble finding a cute young man on his own now that he's getting older. As the party progresses the self-deprecating humor of the group takes a nasty turn as the men become drunker. Climaxed by a cruel telephone "game" where each man must call someone and tell him (or her?) of his love for them. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"Never before has a movie explored with such candor a subject of such extraordinary complexity" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 March 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A fiúk a csapatban  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First credited feature film role for Frederick Combs, who portrayed Donald. See more »

Goofs

When he arrives at the party, Cowboy's hairstyle is completely different than it was when he appeared in opening montage as street hustler just several hours earlier. See more »

Quotes

Michael: As my father said to me when he died in my arms, 'I don't understand any of it. I never did.' Turn the lights out when you leave.
See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By
Written by Nick Ashford (uncredited) and Valerie Simpson (uncredited)
Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I Know These People!
18 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is my all time favorite. It's somewhat dated in a cosmetic sort of way, but still entertains some thirty years later. The characters mirror people I've known throughout my lifetime. From self-hating Michael, flaming Emory, butch acting Hank to bitchy Harold, the characters are real. Some people think the movie is a downer, but when I'm feeling a little lonely or blue, I pop in this tape and I'm transported to a great party with friends I've known all my life. The characters are so familiar, I really feel like I'm there!


29 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
"You remind me of a chicken wing." dunlap-mark64
Bernard wanle
5.5 million dollar budget!???!!! xtopherson
Michael : Rich Kid or Kept Man tunaandmaple
Michael's gift to Harold albea00
DVD Streets Nov. 11 cengiz01
Discuss The Boys in the Band (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?