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In & Out (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  19 September 1997 (USA)
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A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

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All of Greenleaf, Indiana is watching this year's telecast of the Oscars as Hollywood heartthrob and local boy made good Cameron Drake has been nominated for his first ever Best Actor Oscar for his latest movie role as a gay soldier. Cameron's high school English teacher Howard Brackett is overjoyed when Cameron wins the award and mentions Howard's contribution in his acting life. That joy turns to horror when Cameron mentions to the worldwide audience that Howard is gay, especially horrific to Howard as he is engaged to fellow teacher Emily Montgomery, a woman with self-esteem issues as she had battled weight issues most of her life before she lost seventy-five pounds for the wedding. Howard's life is totally disrupted as Hollywood media descends on Greenleaf in order to get Howard's story. The rest of Greenleaf also openly wonders if Howard is indeed gay, as he exhibits many stereotypical gay tendencies, such as being neat, and loving music, dancing, poetry and Barbra Streisand. His... Written by Huggo

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An out-and-out comedy.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language | See all certifications »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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£923,551 (UK) (13 February 1998)

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DEM 20,546 (Germany) (19 June 1998)
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Trivia

Matt Dillon's outing of his teacher in his acceptance speech is based upon Tom Hanks' real-life acceptance speech at The 66th Annual Academy Awards (1994) for his Oscar for Philadelphia (1993), in which he thanked a gay teacher. See more »

Goofs

After Howard is handed the laser disk for "Funny Girl" during his bachelor party, the tobacco wrapper on his cigar has started to unravel. Seconds later, it is good as new. See more »

Quotes

Peter Malloy: One day I just clicked. I said: "Mom, dad, Sparky, I'm gay."
Howard Brackett: So what happened?
Peter Malloy: My mom cried, for exactly 10 seconds, my boss said: "Who cares?", and my dad said: "But you're so tall...!".
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During the end credits, the cast is dancing to "Macho Man" and goofing off at Berniece and Frank's wedding reception. See more »

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Referenced in Hit and Runway (1999) See more »

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Blowin' In The Wind
Written by Bob Dylan
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High School English teacher is "outed" on national T.V.
27 September 1998 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Likable Kevin Kline plays high school literature teacher in a small Indiana town. One of his former students, now an actor in Hollywood up for an Oscar thanks him as he is accepting his award. At the end of his speech he announces, "And he's gay!" Howard's fiancee as well as the entire town are astounded and outraged none of them more so than Howard himself. The events of the film unfold as the reactions of the various participants are explored.

Homosexuality is explored with gentle humor. The town is depicted unpatronizingly and with love. All the townspeople have their own lives, and are not overly concerned with Howard's perdicament.

The conclusion is satisfying although the characterization of gays as liking poetry and liking to dance will seem an oversimplification.


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