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Nighthawks (1978)

 -  Drama  -  November 1978 (USA)
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A homosexual man is forced to hide his sexuality by day while living his secret life by night.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Robertson ...
Jim
Tony Westrope ...
Mike
Rachel Nicholas James ...
Judy
Maureen Dolan ...
Pat
Stuart Turton ...
Neal (as Stuart Craig Turton)
Clive Peters ...
Peter
Robert Merrick ...
John
Frank Dilbert ...
American
Peter Radmall ...
Artist
Ernest Brightmore ...
Headmaster
John Angel ...
(as Jon Angel)
Norman Bateson
Phillip Beckett
Derek Chandler
John Cooper
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A homosexual man is forced to hide his sexuality by day while living his secret life by night.

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Features a few scenes of clear full male frontal nudity, which was exceedingly daring and unusual for the late 1970s. See more »

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This film was made possible by a number of individuals and organisations. See more »

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Followed by Strip Jack Naked: Nighthawks II (1991) See more »

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Queen of the Clouds
Lyrics by Stuart Turton (as Stuart Craig Turton)
Sung by Jean Gilbert
Recording engineer Gwyn Mathias
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70's Gay Man in London
31 August 2001 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

This film is the story of Jim, a man who's a comprehensive (middle) school teacher by day and gay man by night in the late 80's. It was the time before AIDS when Men wore Levi's and mustaches and before Calvin Klein made tighty whities sexy again.

Jim does the rounds, going to bars to meet men. The string of men lengthens one after the other; some attracted to him some he's attracted to. But, there's never a mutual attraction. As with so many bar-met men, getting to bed is easy, getting to a second date is not.

The film takes an interesting turn when one day in class, he's asked if he's ` Bent'. He answers yes and then proceeds to answer the other questions that the students pose.

Like most things in life, this film doesn't end with all the loose threads tied up neatly. However, for those of us that lived through this period, it is an interesting film.


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