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In & Out (1997)

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

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations. See more 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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Comedy | Romance

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

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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

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¿Es o no es?  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,019,821 (USA) (19 September 1997)

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$63,826,569 (USA) (23 January 1998)
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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

The Oscars are awarded in the late March or early April, yet corn is shown growing unseasonably high and students are shown graduating. The weeds by the side of the road when they "meet at the intersection" are foxtails and they are dry and brown which puts this at an actual time of Sept. or so. See more »

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Howard Brackett: I just came out! At my wedding!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the cast is dancing to "Macho Man" and goofing off at Berniece and Frank's wedding reception. See more »

Connections

Featured in Charlie Rose: Episode dated 11 May 1999 (1999) See more »

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Java Headed Woman
Written by Dale Peterson
Performed by The Rhythm Lords
Courtesy of MasterSource
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a film to watch again and again
5 October 2004 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline) is a teacher who is about to get married. Then, one of his former students wins an Oscar for a film in which he plays a gay soldier and thanks Howard in his acceptance speech, outing him as being gay too! This film follows the aftermath as reporters descend on Howard's village and he tries to convince everyone that he is straight.

I love this movie! Kevin Kline is wonderful, it has some really hilarious moments and it always leaves me feeling great with an enormous grin on my face. Consequently, it's one film that I enjoy watching as often as possible. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out!


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