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The Delta (1996)

 -  Drama  -  15 August 1997 (USA)
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Lincoln, who's not yet 18, leads a straight life most of the time: he has a girl friend, goes to dances, jokes with guys. But he also has a secret life, in which he's drawn to dark places ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Shayne Gray ...
Lincoln Bloom
Thang Chan ...
Minh Nguyen (John)
Rachel Zan Huss ...
Monica Rachel
Colonious David ...
Ricky Little
Charles J. Ingram ...
David Bloom
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mai Ballard ...
Pool Hall Owner
Gene Crain ...
Sam Bloom
J.R. Crumpton ...
Joe
Richard Daggett ...
Pick-up Driver
Melissa A. Dunn ...
Tina Clifton
Polly Edelstein ...
Debbie Bloom
Ron Gephart ...
Ken Bloom
Patricia A. Gill ...
Joe's Wife
Erin Grills ...
Jacquie Clifton
Robert Hathaway ...
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Lincoln, who's not yet 18, leads a straight life most of the time: he has a girl friend, goes to dances, jokes with guys. But he also has a secret life, in which he's drawn to dark places where he has sex with men he doesn't know. One night, while visiting a gay video arcade, he connects with John, a Vietnamese-born gay man, in his 20s probably, whose father was an African-American US soldier. John invites Lincoln to spend some carefree time with him, and Lincoln takes him to his father's boat. John then convinces Lincoln to take the boat into the Mississippi delta, where setting off some fireworks out of season precipitates betrayal and revenge. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$18,134 (USA) (15 August 1997)

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Sleepy, Dreamlike
9 January 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This movie provides a sleepy, dreamlike experience. The director shows you many places, relationships, and conflicts. He sets moods, but doesn't judge his characters. Refreshing enough. It's up to you as the viewer to determine how you feel about the people and their conflicts. And it's up to the viewer to decide how things end up because everything is not explained. There was a lot of heart in this film. Some of these reviews seem to miss that. Watch this on an overcast Sunday afternoon and fall in love with Shayne Gray and The Delta.

If you have time, watch it again with the Director's commentary. The director, Ira Sachs, shares a lot about himself and his experience making this film. He is very honest about what he was trying to achieve, the scenes with which he was pleased, and those with which he wasn't. I would like to see more of Ira Sachs's work.


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