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Consenting Adult (1985)

Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Tess Lynd
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Ken Lynd
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Jeff Lynd
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Margie
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Dr. Mark Waldo
John Terlesky ...
Pete Roberts
Corinne Camacho ...
Claire (as Corinne Michaels)
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Nate
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Stu
Richard Sargent ...
Pat Malone
Thomas Peacocke ...
Dr. Daniels
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Sue Wister (as Moira Walley)
Jeff Irvine ...
Hank
Dave Sayer ...
Counterman
Rebecca Staples ...
Maribel
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Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but his Dad would rather die - which, in the end, he really does, leaving behind a mother, her son and his friend to work those things out Jeff and his Dad had never the courage to talk about. Written by Christian Fieres <chris@waldfee.psycho.de>

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Ken Lynd: All right Pat. Just one picture.
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this is a great movie about a son coming out to his family
31 May 2004 | by (brisbane australia) – See all my reviews

this movie is atrue example of a boy how had to come to realize he is gay and does not know how to deal with it. as we all have gone through this back in those days it was difficult for the whole family. but this movie gives us an insite of one parent coming to deal with the boys situation and the other who cannot.i saw this movie on TV here in Australia quite a few years ago and i still admire it and the wat it dealt with this situation. i give it 5 stars because when it was shown people in general could not deal with the fact their son or daughter were gay. still thought it was a disease or mental problem. i know i went through this and just left home and moved to a place where i was not know and eventually my family came to deal with it and all is OK now thanks charles ps. i am 70 years old now


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