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Late Bloomers (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | January 1996 (USA)
High School basketball coach, Dinah Groshardt, falls for the school secretary, Carly Lumpkin, and upsets the entire school in the process.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Nelson ...
Dinah Groshardt
Dee Hennigan ...
Gary Carter ...
Jonah Lisa Dyer ...
Val Lumpkin (as Lisa Peterson)
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Jamie Hooper
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Rick Musso
Rene Moreno ...
Albert Echeverria
T.A. Taylor ...
Bill Boardway
Molly Norton ...
The Temp
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Tabitha Woods ...
Miss Paul
Ivan Klousia ...
Lisa Lee Schmidt ...
Salome Gumm
Katherine Owens ...
Cloris Luna-Dorflinger
Julie Mayfield ...
Sheila Boardway
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Storyline

The story of two ordinary women in their mid years, who live deep in the bible belt, populated by square teachers, libidinous students and home to suburban monotony. Carly is a married woman with two kids, who works as the school secretary; Dinah is the single, lonely math teacher who coaches the girls' basketball team. Long time disinterest between the women perchance evolves in to a series of one-on-one basketball games, during which the two women grow closer physically and emotionally, until one heated game ends spontaneously in a kiss. The outcry from family, friends and the community as the relationship between these two women blooms, creates a timely story in which is woven the notion of family, of gay relationships and which raises the banner of gay marriage. Written by Strand Releasing <strand@strandreleasing.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Late Bloomers ...lieber spät als nie  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,749, 29 June 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,891, 6 July 1997
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Ron Lumpkin: Don't worry.
Carly Lumpkin: Why shouldn't I worry?
Ron Lumpkin: It makes you eat and then you gain weight.
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Written by Kathryn Komiloff
Performed by Kathryn Komiloff
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Better late than never
29 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Connie Nelson (not to be confused with Connie Nielsen; in fact she looks like David Warner) is a female basketball coach who falls in love with a female school secretary, creating an uproar at the high school. Hennigan is touching as the overweight secretary in a sexless marriage whose life is renewed when she meets Nelson. Carter is good as Hennigan's perplexed husband, who is also a teacher at the school. Although it feels at times like an after-school TV special, it is saved by the interesting characters and pretty good acting by the large cast. It is competently written and directed by the Dyer sisters, who have not done anything since.


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