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The Fruit Machine (1988)

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Two gay teenagers go on the run after witnessing a murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emile Charles ...
Eddie
Tony Forsyth ...
Michael
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Vincent
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Eve
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Echo
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Annabelle
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Dolphin Man
Kim Christie ...
Jean
Louis Emerick ...
Billy
Joseph Carrington ...
Ray
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Hazel
Paula Ann Bland ...
Beverley
Niven Boyd ...
Dave
Claire Parker ...
Young Jean
Caroline Milmoe ...
Lillie
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The 16 years old gay Eddie runs away from home, where he's constantly harassed by his father. With his friend Michael he witnesses at the gay disco "Fruit Machine" how it's owner is slayed by killer Echo. They run away, but now the killer's after them - however after Eddie visits a dolphin show, he's more concerned about their life than his. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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9 November 1989 (Australia)  »

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Wonderland  »

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[after seeing his buddy, who protests that he is NOT a rent boy get out of a car driven by an older man]
Eddie: Who's he?
Michael: It's, eh, my uncle.
Eddie: Uncle who?
Michael: It's my uncle Dick. Yeah, that's right. My Uncle Dick.
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La donna è mobile
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from "Rigoletto"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
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Stupid and boring
27 April 2000 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

The idea of the story is not bad, but the use of stereotypes (Edie behaves very effeminate, the people in the man only bar too) only makes this movie painful to watch. The only character I liked was Michael, since he behaves like a normal boy (and is sexy too...)


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