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

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Kenneth Nelson ...
Michael
Frederick Combs ...
Donald
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Emory
Laurence Luckinbill ...
Hank
Keith Prentice ...
Larry
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Alan McCarthy
Reuben Greene ...
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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>

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Hoy es el cumpleaños de Harold. Este es su regalo. (Spanish) See more »

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17 March 1970 (USA)  »

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

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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 »

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Michael: What's so fucking funny?
Harold: Life. Life's a goddamn laugh riot.
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Referenced in Super 8½ (1994) See more »

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The Look of Love
Written by Hal David (uncredited) and Burt Bacharach (uncredited)
Performed by Burt Bacharach
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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!


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