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The Delta (1996)

Unrated | | Drama | 15 August 1997 (USA)
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
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Ken Bloom
Patricia A. Gill ...
Joe's Wife
Erin Grills ...
Jacquie Clifton
Robert Hathaway ...
2nd kid on Bike
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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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Bad movie.
28 July 2001 | by (Bakersfield, CA) – See all my reviews

This is not a good film. The writer-director, in an interview, explained that he wrote the script, saw a Bergman film that influenced script changes, and then there were further changes when he hired the actor to portray the Vietnamese character. At that point, a total rewrite was needed. The stories don't hold together. Emphasis shifts from one character to another, seemingly secondary, character by the end of the film. Visually, it is too dark. Memphis is its locale and was important to its director, but there is no feel of Memphis in the film. Beyond that, the story isn't very interesting. I think this is one of those films that is very personal to its director, but doesn't have much to interest the rest of us. My life would not be interesting on film, either, which is why it is NOT on film.


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