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Boys on the Side (1995)

 -  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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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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singer | ups | on the road | aids | lesbian | See more »

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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)  »

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Budget:

$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 »

Goofs

When the doctor is talking to Jane after Robin is rushed to the hospital, she says that Robin is "going to the eighth floor". But exterior shots of the same hospital throughout the film show that it is only about four stories high. See more »

Quotes

Holly: Anyway, uhm... Jane called me at work, wanted to know how you are.
Robin: I'm fine.
Elaine: Who's Jane?
Abe: [mouth full of corn from his cob] Jane used to live here up until a few days ago.
Robin: You stay out of this, Holly. It's between me and Jane.
Holly: Well, she asked for my advice, so I told her she's anti-Lesbian.
Robin: I am not.
Elaine: [shocked] Who's a Lesbian?
Robin: Jane is.
Elaine: [shocked] And she was living here?
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Jailhouse Rock
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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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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