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It's My Party (1996)

R  |   |  Drama  |  22 March 1996 (USA)
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"You won't leave me, will you?" Nick asks Brandon shortly after revealing to him the results of his last blood test for HIV. "I don't want to die alone." In spite of Brandon's protestations... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amalia Stark
Andrew Bingham
Brandon Theis
Daphne Stark
Damian Knowles
Lina Bingham
Monty Tipton
Paul Regina ...
Tony Zamara
Nick Stark
Zack Phillips
Dimitra Arliss ...
Fanny Kondos
Jack Allen


"You won't leave me, will you?" Nick asks Brandon shortly after revealing to him the results of his last blood test for HIV. "I don't want to die alone." In spite of Brandon's protestations, the two soon find the love they had shared for many years in ruins. One year after their breakup, Nick is confronted with a ravaged immune system and a CT Scan and lab values which, along with his worsening forgetfulness, clenches the diagnosis of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) -- a condition he has seen claim his friends and one which he vows will not take him. Due to the aggressive nature of the disease, he has only a few days of conscious life remaining. His plan, he announces to family and "extended family," is to voluntarily end his life himself before the disease renders him unrecognizable to those he loves and he, in turn, is unable to recognize them. Uninvited to the farewell party, Brandon's presence is greeted with jeers from those who see him as having abandoned Nick ... Written by Mark Fleetwood <>

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A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.



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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »


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22 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Festa  »

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$616,663 (USA)

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As of 2010, this was the last movie Joey Cramer starred in. See more »


When we hear Brandon say "He's so close to your mom", it's clear that his lips say "He's so close to your dad." See more »


Nick: Lina and I almost made it once.
Lina Bingham: What?!
Nick: Yeah. We had this electric moment when you said to me, "Why do you have to be gay?" and I said to you, "Me? Why do you have to be a woman?"
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Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »


(Into the Night) E
Written by Mary Irwin & Isis
Performed by Isis
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A movie for everybody
10 December 2001 | by (easton pa) – See all my reviews

This was a very good tearjerker movie. Everybody in this movie gives an oscar calibre performance. I think that Eric Roberts, Gregory Harrison, and Lee Grant derserved an oscar nomination for this movie. Eric Roberts gives a performance of a lifetime. This is his best movie in his career. I cry everytime I watch this movie. This was better than beaches. This is the movie that deserve alot of oscar nominations.

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