7.8/10
2,259
25 user 6 critic

Parting Glances (1986)

As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

Director: Norman René
Stars: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins
The Way It Is (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Eric Mitchell
Stars: Kai Eric, Boris Major, Vincent Gallo
No Picnic (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A black-and-white love letter to pre-gentrification New York City, Phil Hartman's NO PICNIC captures a remote time and place - the East Village circa 1985, a vibrant, seedy neighborhood ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Hartman
Stars: Clare Bauman, David Brisbin, Steve Buscemi
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A compilation of film clips and trailers from exploitation films, hosted by actor Steve Buscemi.

Director: Domonic Paris
Stars: Steve Buscemi, Mark Boone Junior, Darryl Montana
Sleepwalk (1986)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A woman is hired to transcribe an ancient Chinese manuscript. She finds that little by little, the manuscript has powers that begin to take over her life.

Director: Sara Driver
Stars: Suzanne Fletcher, Ann Magnuson, Dexter Lee
Coming Out I (1989)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident... See full summary »

Director: Heiner Carow
Stars: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer
Urbania (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A tour of The Anger Stage.

Director: Jon Shear
Stars: Dan Futterman, Scott Denny, Paige Turco
Heart (1987)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An aging middleweight boxer trains for a match against a rising star, unaware his manager has fixed the bout so that he must lose - but will he throw the fight?

Director: James Lemmo
Stars: Brad Davis, Frances Fisher, Steve Buscemi
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein
Call Me (1988)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A journalist agrees to meet an obscene caller at a bar, and ends up witnessing a murder.

Director: Sollace Mitchell
Stars: Patricia Charbonneau, Stephen McHattie, Boyd Gaines
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Mike Dytri, Craig Gilmore, Mark Finch
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Mantello
Stars: Jason Alexander, Stephen Spinella, Stephen Bogardus
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Ganoung ...
...
...
Adam Nathan ...
...
...
Yolande Bavan ...
Andre Morgan ...
Richard Wall ...
Jim Selfe ...
Kristin Moneagle ...
John Siemens ...
...
Sam (as Bob Kohrherr)
Theodore Ganger ...
Nada ...
Edit

Storyline

As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing with their circle of eccentric friends, including Nick, who is living with AIDS. Written by Travis Spence <00tdspence@bsuvc.bsu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

19 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abschiedsblicke  »

Box Office

Gross:

$537,681 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of John Bolger. See more »

Quotes

Betty: You know what Proust said?
Michael: That rich folks have more fun?
Betty: He said that in a relationship...
Michael: Proust did never say relationship.
Betty: I'm translating. In a relationship there's always one who kisses and one who is kissed.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Zauberflöte
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The definitive gay 1980's movie.

If you're looking for the best movie about being gay during the height of the AIDS epidemic, skip "Longtime Companion" and watch this film. Funny, sad and true to life. Well written, well acted....check out Kathy Kinney and Steve Buscemi at the beginning of their careers.

The movie is never preachy or sappy. And there are some Bronski Beat tunes used to very nice effect.

The true crime is that AIDS claimed writer / director Bill Sherwood before he could make another film. This was his only movie - a perfect example of how this disease has robbed the world of a generation of talented individuals.


21 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page