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The Sum of Us (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  8 March 1995 (USA)
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A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Harry Mitchell
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Greg
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Joyce Johnson
Joss Moroney ...
Young Jeff
Mitch Mathews ...
Gran
Julie Herbert ...
Mary
Des James ...
Football Coach
Mick Campbell ...
Footballer
Donny Muntz ...
Ferry Captain
Jan Adele ...
Barmaid
Rebekah Elmaloglou ...
Jenny Johnson
Lola Nixon ...
Desiree
Sally Cahill ...
Greg's Mother
Bob Baines ...
Greg's Father
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Storyline

Set in Sydney, Australia. A (heterosexual) father and his gay son are trying to find Ms/Mr Right respectively. The film shows their relationships with one another and the objects of their affection as tradgedy strikes. There is no overt 'message' in the film, just a very natural, entertaining story-telling. Written by Fred Curtis <fred@cs.su.oz.au>

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A surprising comedy of love. [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

8 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Summe der Gefühle  »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 3,465,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$766,464 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Harry Mitchell: [about Jeff] He won't be meeting any girls tonight. He's what you'd call... *cheerful*. Can't bear that other word.
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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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Ain't That the Way
Written by Dave Faulkner
Performed by Formula One featuring Tina Harrod
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This movie is very well-done, and you immediately care about the main characters. Father and son stories are usually a drag ("Nothing in Common"), but not this one. A couple of scenes will break your heart; I cried like a baby at one point. It is especially worthwhile if you are gay, and discovered that about yourself as a child.


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