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Boys on the Side (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  3 February 1995 (USA)
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Jane is a night club singer, out of work. Robin is a quirky real estate agent looking for a ride-share to accompany her to California. Her advertisement is answered by Jane, who at first ... See full summary »

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Abe
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Nick
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Elaine
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Massarelli
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Henry
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Johnny Figgis / Jane's Band
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Indigo Girl
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Indigo Girl
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Jerry
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Jane is a night club singer, out of work. Robin is a quirky real estate agent looking for a ride-share to accompany her to California. Her advertisement is answered by Jane, who at first was uncertain about her. A stop in Pittsburgh picks up a third, Holly, escaping a violent and drug-dealing partner. Girls on the road, reaching understanding, respect, and care for each other. But this trio is different - Jane a lesbian, Robin suffering with AIDS, Holly running from her past, seeking one-night stands and a good man. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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A motion picture that celebrates the art of survival, the gift of laughter and the miracle of friendship.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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3 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A proposito di donne  »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$23,450,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Mary-Louise Parker lost 20 pounds to play her AIDS-stricken character. See more »

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The coconut drink during the mini-golf scene. See more »

Quotes

Robin: But this person who dumped her, she was gay, right?
Holly: Yeah, but even with gay girls there are no guarantees. They're very emotional. That's about all I know. They love uniforms and don't break their hearts.
Robin: Uniforms?
Holly: Oh, yeah, all kinds. Especially UPS.
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Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach
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Funny, sad, so entertaining. A definite must see.
24 March 2010 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite film of all time. It has everything you want in a film.

It is funny and has plenty of action throughout. It is also so sad, anyone who doesn't cry must be emotionally retarded. I especially love Mary Jane Parker in this film even though all the actors are great.The film has so many great lines in it too and who would have known Whoopi Goldberg has a decent singing voice.

I strongly recommend everyone to watch this. Its just a shame i cant get this on region 2 DVD anywhere so i have to watch it on video which is not great.


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