6.8/10
502
14 user 11 critic

Broadway Damage (1997)

A quirky, romantic comedy about the complexity and frustration of finding a true love in the gay community. Marc is a struggling actor who finds an apartment in NYC by searching the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ronny (2013)
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young man comes to terms with his sexuality and his hidden love for his best friend

Director: Guy Shalem
Stars: Adam Berry, Luke Humphrey
Monster Pies (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of.

Director: Lee Galea
Stars: Tristan Barr, Lucas Linehan, Rohana Hayes
Maurice (1987)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

Director: James Ivory
Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Meet Myles and Brody, best friends and total opposites. Myles is a hopeless romantic looking for Mr. Right. Brody is a sexy player on the hunt for Mr. Right Now. These two friends make a ... See full summary »

Director: J.C. Calciano
Stars: Jack Turner, Michael Adam Hamilton, Matthew Bridges
Trick (1999)
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan.

Director: Jim Fall
Stars: Christian Campbell, John Paul Pitoc, Tori Spelling
Tiger Orange (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.

Director: Wade Gasque
Stars: Mark Strano, Frankie Valenti, Gregory Marcel
You & I (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Summer in Berlin. Jonas is planning a trip through the little known area of the Uckermark in preparation for a photography project. He invites his best friend, Phillip, to come along. They ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Bökamp
Stars: George Taylor, Eric Klotzsch, Michal Grabowski
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Preacher's kid Henry Gamble is turning 17 today. Bring your swimsuit.

Director: Stephen Cone
Stars: Joe Keery, Pat Healy, Tyler Ross
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

When Mark commits to falling back in love with Jonah, he is forced to look at himself with unprecedented courage and honesty.

Director: Philipp Karner
Stars: Kimberly Alexander, Clayton Bailey, Jason Boegh
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Griff wants to maintain just a superficial relationship with his all-gay boyfriend, who gets seriously wounded in a gay bashing.

Director: John Keitel
Stars: Daniel Chilson, Niklaus Lange, Don Handfield
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A shy but smitten college boy pursues a NY go-go boy through the pretext of making a documentary film about him, with the guys knowing each other only as "Doc" and "Go."

Director: Cory Krueckeberg
Stars: Tanner Cohen, Matthew Camp, Ramon O. Torres
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mara Hobel ...
Cynthia
Michael Lucas ...
Marc (as Michael Shawn Lucas)
...
David
Aaron Williams ...
Robert
Alan Filderman ...
Casting Director
Gary Janetti ...
Zola
...
Cruise Ship Actor
...
The Super
Jean Loup ...
Punk
Gerry McIntyre ...
Jerry
...
Carl
Barbara Winters Pinto ...
Temp Agent (as Barbara Winters-Pinto)
Sammy ...
Himself (Mouse)
...
Chuck
Richard M. Davidson ...
The John (as Richard Davidson)
Edit

Storyline

A quirky, romantic comedy about the complexity and frustration of finding a true love in the gay community. Marc is a struggling actor who finds an apartment in NYC by searching the obituaries. He lives with his out-of-work, eccentric fag-hag Cynthia. His best friend, Robert, is secretly in love with Marc, while Marc falls head over heels for flighty studio musician David. Things heat up as Marc's desire for David keeps him waiting by the phone, while Cynthia gets financially cut off from her rich parents and Robert struggles to express his feelings for Marc. Written by John Deming <jfdeming@sprynet.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Greetings from Greenwich Village.


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La otra cara de Broadway  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Cynthia: This place is FABULOUS! And I don't use the "F" word loosely.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Maybe............."The Grand Gesture"
21 September 2005 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

C'mon, World, wake up and REdiscover this little gay gem of a movie. There are so many out there that easily deserve their 0- or 1-Star; surely this little pearl deserves more. Yes, 1997's "Broadway Damage" is probably one of the most underrated and least known "gems" of gay filmdom........why not discover its delights yourself? So, just what is it about this production? Well, hey, there's no weird, dreary storyline; it's lite and fun......with guys who are not afraid to kiss. Yes, Michael Shawn Lucas (as Marc) has a body "to die for" and, c'mon, when he's also as earnestly sincere and sweet as he is, who wouldn't wanna wind up with him. And it would be very hard to forget Aaron Williams (as Robert), playing an endearing "little puppy" of a guy, who'll bring down Marc in the end. In fact, both male leads wear their sincerity on their sleeves----kinda refreshing to think there might still be guys like this out there.

Above all, if you can't stand the sunny sincerity of a Broadway musical (but without all the singing), then stay away from this cuz it definitely tries to be sincere.......and succeeds at that in spades. Along with this there's really great cinematography: brite and colorful (how'd they do it with what must have been a piddl'in budget?). Hey, and there's that soundtrack to fall in love with, too. How Director Victor Mignatti put all this together, with no more money than he likely had, is anybody's guess and is a minor (scratch that), major miracle. How does a guy like this then just disappear from directing for the next 8, 9 years? Sad, sad, sad.

In closing, one thing to possibly question is if maybe, just maybe, Director Mignatti should'a rethought the title. "BD" might resonate more with NY City-ers, but his own within-the-movie phrase: "The Grand Gesture" might have had more meaning to audiences at large (would the latter, as a title, have drawn in more viewers/buyers who'd fondly remember this film?). Ah, well, Monday morning "after-thought-ing" is always easier, isn't it? Besides, any way you look at it, Marc and Robert are gonna wind up being one of the favorite couples you'll meet in your home film library from time to time.....I betcha.

PS: You know what? I'll even betcha this movie is one that other favorite film couples, such as Aaron & Christian (see Title 1, below) and Cedric & Laurent (see Title 2, below) would wanna have in their home video collections.

(1) "Latter Days" / (2) "Just A Question Of Love"


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Marc and Robert yangx212004
Discuss Broadway Damage (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?