The Sum of Us (1994)

R  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Harry Mitchell
Joyce Johnson
Joss Moroney ...
Young Jeff
Mitch Mathews ...
Julie Herbert ...
Des James ...
Football Coach
Mick Campbell ...
Donny Muntz ...
Ferry Captain
Jan Adele ...
Rebekah Elmaloglou ...
Jenny Johnson
Lola Nixon ...
Sally Cahill ...
Greg's Mother
Greg's Father


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 <>

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There's a man in Jeff's life who'll fight for him and stand by him forever. See more »


Comedy | Drama

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




Release Date:

8 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Summe der Gefühle  »

Box Office


AUD 3,465,000 (estimated)


$766,464 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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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Best movie of all time
25 January 2003 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

This movie is the most delightful example of REAL family values ever made. Russell Crowe is adorable as the rugby-playing gay son of a charming Sydney widower played by Australia's favorite actor, Jack Thompson. This movie was number one at box offices across Australia when it came out, and it is a pity it never got wider showing in America, because it is brilliantly made, beautifully performed, and so important that it should be required viewing for all families.

What goes around comes around. The gay son's dad is supportive of him and his search for love, so in the end, when the father has a stroke, the son is there to take care of him. The beautiful and true statement made by this film is enough reason to see it. But add to that some truly stunning views of Sydney, some great comedy, and a really charming romance between the father and a woman he met through a dating service, and you have one of the great cinematic delights of the 1990s. See this film and you will be glad you did.

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