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Alive and Kicking (1996)

Indian Summer (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 July 1997 (USA)
A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.

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Cast

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Tonio
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Jack
Dorothy Tutin ...
Luna
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Ramon
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Duncan
Diane Parish ...
Aiden Waters ...
Vincent
Natalie Roles ...
Catherine
Freddy Douglas ...
Luke
Kenneth Tharp ...
Howard
Michael Keegan-Dolan ...
Alan
Ruth Lass ...
Night Nurse
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Doctor
Hilary Reynolds ...
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A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion. Written by Film Four

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Love is the ultimate kick

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, and for nudity and language | See all certifications »
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25 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$21,322 (USA) (25 July 1997)

Gross:

$202,167 (USA) (19 September 1997)
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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) When the chaps who call them "lousy poofters" go past, when Tonio says 'I am angry', the two chaps turn the corner onto another path by a litter bin, but in the next shot they are still on the same path, with no bin in sight. See more »

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References My Own Private Idaho (1991) See more »

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Adored and Explored
by Marc Almond and John Coxon
Performed by Marc Almond
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Amazing
3 October 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

As former ballet, jazz dancer myself, this movie really hit home for me. First, the struggles of everyone you know dropping dead from this _ _ _ _ ed up disease. Second, the struggle of just dancing everyday to be perfect. Third, the need for everyone to love me and of course my dancing. The final scene will tug at your heart. I've seen this disease up close and it can really do this to a person, but this guy's guts and determination to not give up just gave me goose bumps during the final dance. You can just see the passion, love, strength, energy, commitment, determination, and guts that this guy had up until the end. It will truly amaze you. Also I loved the whole idea of this beautiful sexy blond dancer falling in love with the not so beautiful therapist (fat, balding and not a blonde). See it.


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