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The Toilers and the Wayfarers (1995)

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Phillip and Dieter nearly suffocate hiding their sexual identity in the face of puritanical small town values. Joined by a mysterious German relative, the three misfits escape to the big ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Klemp ...
Dieter
Ralf Schirg ...
Udo
Andrew Woodhouse ...
Phillip
Jerome Samuels ...
Helmut
Joan Wheeler ...
Anna
Michael Glen ...
Lt. Scallion
Ralph Jacobus ...
Carl
Douglas Blacks ...
Gym Coach / Man at Bus Depot
Anthony C. Paul ...
Paul
Johanna Stucki ...
Renate
Alex Cole ...
Car Dealer
Michael A. Sward ...
Gay Hustler
Kevin Burns ...
Assistant Detective 1
Scott Bukowski ...
Assistant Detective 2
James Hulbert ...
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Phillip and Dieter nearly suffocate hiding their sexual identity in the face of puritanical small town values. Joined by a mysterious German relative, the three misfits escape to the big city searching for a place to belong. Written by Jim Hayes <jim_hayes@bigfoot.com>

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never look back ... you'll stumble over the future.

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14 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Amerika und (n)irgendwo  »

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Earnest look at the "lost" lives of young mid-west gay men.

This is an earnest though uneven look at a trio of young men living in Americanized German homes in the American mid-west. One is an alcoholic layabout who serves as a catalyst in the self-realization of two teen best friends as gay men. One moves to the city and becomes a hustler. The other follows and drifts into the same life, then drifts away from the first friend. It's sad and poignant. Here are the young and unskilled who have nothing to turn to after parental rejection - an all too common plight among our gay teenager population. The acting is uneven and the script needs tightening - could be well as a remake in color with more depth of character and tighter direction. Matt Klemp as Dieter is stunningly beautiful and although his acting waffles in the first half of the film, once he has assumed the identity of the hardened hustler, he is impressive. He should stick with an acting career. Well worth a watch.


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