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Alive and Kicking (1996)

Indian Summer (original title)
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
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Luna
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Ramon
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Duncan
Diane Parish ...
Aiden Waters ...
Vincent
Natalie Roles ...
Catherine
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Luke (as Freddy Douglas)
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 | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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) (27 July 1997)

Gross:

$202,167 (USA) (21 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 »

Connections

References My Own Private Idaho (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Adored and Explored
by Marc Almond and John Coxon
Performed by Marc Almond
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A pleasant surprise!
3 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie turned up late night on Cinemax, and there was nothing else on so I stuck with it. Being an open-minded moviegoer, I wasn't taken aback by the story of this conceited gay dancer who can't imagine letting himself get involved in a relationship, particularly not with the aggressive therapist. Once the two start talking, it's funny how they pull themselves closer by pretending to push each other away. Their unlikely pairing goes from heat to companionship to frustrations to resolve. The most hilarious scene involves the dancer and his female best friend, when they play scientist with each other's "lab equipment". The most dramatic scene is when a somewhat-expected tragedy is turned into a powerful performance before an audience. This is a funny and easygoing movie about letting go of life's frustrations, then remembering to live.


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