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Writer (WGA):
Randal Kleiser (written by)
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Release Date:
22 March 1996 (USA) See more »
A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
"You won't leave me, will you?" Nick asks Brandon shortly after revealing to him the results of his last blood test for HIV... See more » | Add synopsis »
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It still reduces me to tears. . . See more (52 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Margaret Cho ... Charlene Lee

Bruce Davison ... Rodney Bingham

Lee Grant ... Amalia Stark

Devon Gummersall ... Andrew Bingham

Gregory Harrison ... Brandon Theis

Marlee Matlin ... Daphne Stark

Roddy McDowall ... Damian Knowles

Olivia Newton-John ... Lina Bingham

Bronson Pinchot ... Monty Tipton
Paul Regina ... Tony Zamara

George Segal ... Paul Stark

Eric Roberts ... Nick Stark

Steve Antin ... Zack Phillips
Dimitra Arliss ... Fanny Kondos

Christopher Atkins ... Jack Allen

Dennis Christopher ... Douglas Reedy

Ron Glass ... Dr. David Wahl

Lou Liberatore ... Joel Ferris

Victor Love ... Matt Paulson

Peter Murnik ... Greg King

Felix Pire ... Soli Real

Joel Polis ... Tim Bergen
Jon David Casey ... Joe Lovett (as Jon David Weigand)

Sally Kellerman ... Sara Hart
Robert Fitzpatrick ... Bill Hart
Talia Paul ... Pat Bergen

Eugene Robert Glazer ... Jim Bixby

Nina Foch ... Brandon's Mother
David Knapp ... Carl Fertig
Jim Kline ... Cowboy
Raul Seymour ... Gym Rat
Mike Pointer ... Alex
David Medina ... Juan
Rhapsody ... Miss Texas-At-Large
Brian To ... Boy in Pool
David Holladay ... Gene
Michael Kearns ... Party Guest
Matthew Rickard ... Young Andrew
Steve Kmetko ... Newscaster

Greg Louganis ... Dan Zuma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joey Cramer ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Rob Meltzer ... Andrew's Boyfriend in Photo (uncredited)

Joe Everett Michaels ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Lisa Pelikan ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Cassandra Peterson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Mark Pierson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Randal Kleiser 
Writing credits
Randal Kleiser (written by)

Produced by
Robert Fitzpatrick .... executive producer
Gregory Hinton .... executive producer
Randal Kleiser .... producer
Harry Knapp .... line producer
Dessie Markovsky .... associate producer
Joel Thurm .... producer
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
Cinematography by
Bernd Heinl 
Film Editing by
Ila von Hasperg 
Casting by
Joel Thurm 
Production Design by
Clark Hunter 
Set Decoration by
Traci Kirshbaum 
Costume Design by
Danielle King 
Makeup Department
Richard Arias .... additional makeup artist
Abbie J. Binstock .... additional makeup artist
Jill Crosby .... first assistant makeup artist
Kathrine Gordon .... additional hair stylist
Peggy Hannaman .... hair stylist
Lisa Layman .... makeup artist
Jeffrey Sacino .... key hair stylist
Zoe .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Frederic B. Blankfein .... unit production manager
Anne E. Hart .... production supervisor
Harry Knapp .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Anderson .... assistant director
Christian Clarke .... assistant director
Harry Knapp .... assistant director
Bob Knoerl .... assistant director
Jason Roberts .... assistant director
Art Department
Jacob Alsbrook .... lead man (as Jacob M. Alsbrook)
Joe Arnold .... assistant property master
Max Biscoe .... assistant set decorator
Scott Getzinger .... on-set dresser
Inga Helgesson .... key scenic artist
Gordon E. Holmes .... carpenter
Bryce Holtshousen .... property master
Wade Robinson .... construction coordinator
Michele Spadaro .... scenic artist
Dennis Winters .... assistant on-set dresser
Sound Department
Glenn Auchinachie .... sound editor
Brendan Beebe .... second boom operator
Herve Cavallari .... multi-track recordist
Serge Djang .... foley artist
Steve Hollenbeck .... adr recordist (as Steven A. Hollenbech)
Steve Hollenbeck .... foley recordist (as Steven A. Hollenbech)
Randall L. Johnson .... production sound mixer
Edmund J. Lachmann .... sound editor
Mark Lewer .... stereo sound consultant: DTS
Don MacDougall .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Maxfield .... boom operator
T.A. Moore Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Emile Razpopov .... sound designer
Xavier Sol .... sound editor
Robbes Stieglitz .... second sound engineer
Reid A. Woodbury Jr. .... dialogue editor
Dov Schwarz .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Hal Cohen .... imaging supervisor
Robert Fortenberry Jr. .... optical camera
Ken Herbster .... optical camera
Robert Horvath .... optical camera
Greg Juby .... digital effects
Jeffrey Kleiser .... computer animation supervisor: Kleiser-Walczak
Fred Lin .... optical camera
Beth Parker .... optical camera
Diana Walczak .... digital effects supervisor: Kleiser-Walczak
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Baral .... second assistant camera: second unit
John J. Cardos .... electrician
Kenny S. Christiansen .... best boy electric
Gregory Daniels Jr. .... assistant camera: second unit (as Greg Daniels)
Glen Deitell .... first assistant camera
Scott Dittrich .... director of photography: second unit
Camille Freer .... second assistant camera (as Camille R. Freer)
Pete Fuszard .... assistant camera: second unit
Alexander Griffiths .... electrician
Joe Hill .... grip
Derek Jensen .... grip
Mitchell Linden .... grip
Gregory S. McNelis .... camera loader
Rob Meltzer .... video assist operator
Peyton Skelton .... set lighting technician
Michael Stocks .... second grip
Mark Strasburg .... first assistant camera
Robert J. Studenny .... dolly grip (as Robert Studenny)
Miguel Sánchez .... electrician
Denny Tedesco .... grip
Brian To .... additional still photographer
Thomas Vandermillen .... second assistant camera
Jarred Waldron .... electrician
Stephan Wassmann .... electrician (as Stephan Wassman)
James WilderHancock .... rigging best boy (as James Hancock)
Elizabeth Ziegler .... Steadicam operator
Robert Zuckerman .... still photographer
John Zumpano .... chief lighting technician
Randall Ott .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Animation Department
Greg Juby .... computer animator
Casting Department
Steven Fertig .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mari-An Ceo .... costume supervisor
Christina Mongini .... wardrobe assistant
Lynda Paddor .... wardrobe intern
Neda Pourang .... set costumer
Editorial Department
David Abramson .... first assistant editor
Kenneth Patrick Brady .... post-production
Dan Duncan .... assistant editor
Thomas Finelli .... assistant editor
Douglas Haines .... assistant editor
Paul Hart .... assistant editor
Rob Meltzer .... second assistant editor
Joan C. Morisaki .... assistant editor (as Joan Morisaki)
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
David Parmenter .... negative cutter (as Dave Parmenter)
Jonathan Phillips .... second assistant editor
Brent D. Winter .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... music engineer
Arlene Matza .... music supervisor
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Transportation Department
Gene Carr .... transportation coordinator
Jim DePue .... transportation captain
Timothy 'Toes' Erwin .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
John Baldwin .... animal trainer
Corinne Barthell .... script supervisor
Jeanne Beveridge .... title designer
Douglas Blush .... documentarian
Douglas Blush .... video documentarian
George H. Bonnaz .... title designer (as George Bonnaz)
Kenneth Patrick Brady .... assistant to director
Joe Cramer .... stand-in
Terry De Wolfe .... production coordinator
Michael Donner .... post-production accountant
Nicholas W. Fenton .... production assistant
Stephen Fischer .... assistant location manager
Nina Foch .... consultant
Tina Foley .... assistant: Eric Roberts
Chris Goeke .... production assistant
Natalie Karp .... stand-in
Suzanne Katz .... key set production assistant
Evelin Montes .... assistant: Dessie Markovsky
Paul Mouradjian .... production accountant
Peggy Mulloy .... unit publicist
Bill Pugin .... on-set interpreter
Lindsay Root .... stand-in
Lesa Shapiro .... extras coordinator
Lisa Stewart .... location manager (as Lisa Laurie Stewart)
Jennifer Taback .... production assistant
Victoria Thomas .... production assistant (as Vicki Thomas)
Brian To .... craft service
Venus Ventura .... first assistant accountant
Phillips Wylly Jr. .... location manager
Marshal Silverman .... photo double (uncredited)
Diane Baker .... special thanks
Dolly Parton .... special thanks
Fred Roos .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language and brief nudity
110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Germany:12 (w) | Iceland:12 | Singapore:(Banned) (original rating) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | UK:12 (video premiere) | USA:R (certificate #33778)

Did You Know?

As there was only a small budget for this movie, cast and crew members made use of their own things to meet the story's needs. 'Randall Kleiser' used his house and pool for the scenes set in Brandon's home. Eric Roberts provided his own white horse to ride in flashback scenes. Lee Grant used a favorite coin ring for Amalia's gift from Nick. Sally Kellerman brought her own dog, and so on.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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:I've got ten days 'til I croak, right?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Moonstruck (1987)See more »
Headin' For A HeartacheSee more »


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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
It still reduces me to tears. . ., 15 June 2003
Author: bekayess from Orlando, FL

. . .and even heaving sobs.

When I saw this in 1996 at the theater, I started crying about 15 minutes in and never stopped. I haven't been able to watch it since then. I decided to buy the DVD and see if I coudl get through it without so much crying. ..well, almost.

For me, the emotions start pouring over me when I empathize with all of Nick's loving friends, including his former lover Brandon, who are somewhat supportive of his decision, yet really not ready to let him go quite yet.

As someone else mentioned, the wink that Nick gives Brandon, signalling his forgiveness of Brandon for his selfishness and lack of understanding, just does me in. From that moment on, and up until the end, the tears keep running down my face.

By the way, what a great cast for such a moving film! Eric Roberts and Gregory Harrison are exceptional, and they get great support from Lee Grant, Bronson Pinchot, Margaret Cho, Erich Segal, the late Roddy McDowell, and the rest.

I think I'll watch this DVD whenever I'm feelig cynical and weary of the events taking place in this world of bigotry, hatred and war. At least then I can have a good cry about something that really matters: love and affection from one's nearest and dearest.

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