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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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Jerry
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Storyline

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  »

Box Office

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

Their New York to Los Angeles trip is interrupted by an emergency in Tucson, Arizona. Going through Tucson is not mentioned in the movie and adds over 200 miles to a normal NY-LA route. See more »

Quotes

Jane: No, we're not taking drug money on the road with us. Put it back.
Holly: Well, it's not like you can tell by looking at it.
Jane: OK, you have a point: we'll just take half, all right? And we are not taking drugs on the road with us, either. So give them back.
[Holly returns the stash]
Jane: Thank you.
Holly: You're welcome.
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Connections

Referenced in Grosse Pointe: Boys on the Side (2000) See more »

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Somebody Stand By Me
Written by Sheryl Crow and Todd Wolfe
Performed Stevie Nicks
Courtesy of Modern/Atlantic Records
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The best American movie ever made
22 June 2001 | by (St. Augustine, FL) – See all my reviews

Cynics might say its a chick flick or a dyke flick. Then remake me a chick or a dyke to get the kind of real, unbridled love -- romantic and platonic -- that these women have for each other and their hetero spouses/friends.

Mary-Louise Parker's character is so sad, yet so rich. Barrymore's fatuous shenanigans in the bus window are hilarious. Whoopie is no-nonsense, a realist, a skeptic -- but not offensive or shrill.

Minor characters are great, too.

Fried Green Tomatoes goes to Arizona.

Sound track is to die for.


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