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Writers (WGA):
Terrence McNally (play)
Terrence McNally (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 May 1997 (USA) See more »
Eight men. One summer. Figure it out.
Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The Gay 'Stand by Me' See more (50 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason Alexander ... Buzz Hauser

Stephen Spinella ... Perry Sellars

Stephen Bogardus ... Gregory Mitchell
Randy Becker ... Ramon Fornos

John Benjamin Hickey ... Arthur Pape

Justin Kirk ... Bobby Brahms

John Glover ... John Jeckyll, James Jeckyll

Directed by
Joe Mantello 
Writing credits
Terrence McNally (play)

Terrence McNally (screenplay)

Produced by
Doug Chapin .... producer
Diane Conn .... line producer
Barry Krost .... producer
Amy Labowitz .... executive producer
Ruth Vitale .... executive producer
Jonathan Weisgal .... executive producer
Original Music by
Harold Wheeler 
Cinematography by
Alik Sakharov 
Film Editing by
Colleen Sharp 
Production Design by
François Séguin  (as François Seguin)
Set Decoration by
Anne Galéa  (as Anne Galea)
Costume Design by
Jess Goldstein 
Makeup Department
André Duval .... hair stylist (as Andre Duval)
Denise Langelier .... assistant makeup artist
Donald Mowat .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Diane Conn .... unit production manager
Carla Fry .... executive in charge of production
Daniel Hank .... production manager: New York
Sara King .... executive in charge of post-production
Kathy Wolf .... production manager: Montreal
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ed Fisher .... second assistant director
André Gaumond .... first assistant director
Hanna L. Vorlicek .... third assistant director
Art Department
Carole Arpin .... assistant props
Guy Blouin .... swing gang
Rejean Brochu .... construction supervisor
Simon La Haye .... property master
Denis Lemire .... swing gang
Glendon Light .... swing gang
Collin Niemi .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Patrick Bilodeau .... sound apprentice
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Kelly Cabral .... supervising adr editor
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Cabral .... foley artist
Don Cohen .... sound recordist
Joe Divitale .... dialogue editor (as Joseph DiVitale)
Rickley W. Dumm .... sound assistant
Robert Fernandez .... adr mixer: New York
Darrall Garcia .... sound assistant
Thierry Hoffmann .... boom operator
J. Stanley Johnston .... re-recording mixer
Kimaree Long .... adr editor
Jennifer L. Mann .... sound effects editor (as Jennifer Mann)
Perry Robertson .... sound effects editor
Jackson Schwartz .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... re-recording mixer (as Melissa Hoffman)
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (as Ed Steidele)
Ann Szakmeister .... dialogue editor
Rich Weingart .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sylvain Bergevin .... best boy electric
Michel Bernier .... first assistant camera
Christian Chabot .... third electrician
Attila Dory .... still photographer
Jacob Fortier .... fourth electric
Jacques Fortier .... gaffer
Corinne Joudiou .... second assistant camera
Serge Ladouceur .... camera operator
Stéphane Pilon .... grip (as Stephane Pilon)
Véronique Plourde .... grip (as Veronique Plourde)
Christian Sauvageau .... grip
Nathalie Simeon .... apprentice camera
Lennard Wells .... best boy grip
Stephen Wells .... key grip
Casting Department
Adam St. Coeur .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophie Beasse .... head dresser
Editorial Department
Keith Croket .... first assistant editor: New York
Claudette Duff .... first assistant editor: Montreal
Elliott Gamson .... negative cutter: Immaculate Matching Inc.
Philip Harrison .... apprentice editor
Brent Kaviar .... post-production services
Fabian Marquez .... post-production coordinator
J.C. Rappaport .... post-production coordinator (as JC Rappaport)
Lateefah Torrence .... apprentice editor
Chuck Winston .... color timer
Michael Yetter .... negative cutter
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Location Management
Isabelle Abastado .... location manager
Music Department
Paul Broucek .... music executive: Fine Line Features
Michael Eames .... music clearance
Bill Hughes .... music copyist
Bill Hughes .... orchestra manager
Mark Kaufman .... music coordinator: Fine Line Features
Jackie Krost .... music supervisor
Steve Livingston .... music editor
Gary Lux .... music mixer
Gary Lux .... music recordist
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Harold Wheeler .... music arranger
Harold Wheeler .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Owen Coughlan .... office driver
Walter Diaz .... driver
Charles Faubert .... driver
David Leblanc .... driver
Joseph 'Tino' Viscusi .... driver captain (as Joseph Viscusi)
Charlie Zed .... driver (as Charles Zed)
Other crew
John Antony .... stand-in
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title designer (as Wenden Baldwin)
Lorrie Barth .... receptionist
Réjean Bouchard .... production assistant (as Rejean Bouchard)
Christien Brien .... stand-in
John Carrafa .... choreographer
Dennis Davidson .... International public relations
Bob Degus .... production executive (as Robert J. Degus)
Jacqueline Dinsmore .... production coordinator
T. Kim Phuong Duong .... assistant accountant (as Kim-Phuong Duong)
Isabelle Faivre-Duboz .... craft service
John Gendron .... production assistant
John D. Genovese .... assistant to producers
Pierre Guevremont .... production accountant (as Pierre Guévremont)
Kenneth Iwamasa .... assistant: Doug Chapin
France Lachapelle .... script supervisor
Charles Obrul .... laboratory liaison
Lee Tucker .... preview technical consultant
George Ashiotis .... special thanks
Jon Robin Baitz .... special thanks
Shelley Barclay .... special thanks (as Shelly Barclay)
Gerard Campagna .... special thanks
Daniel Allan Carlin .... special thanks
Randy Carrig .... special thanks
Sandra Pirie Carson .... special thanks (as Sandra Pine Carson Esq.)
Carl Crevier .... special thanks
Liz Davidson .... special thanks
John Kilgore .... special thanks
Chuck Lanham .... special thanks
Craig Lucas .... special thanks
Robert Mathieu .... special thanks
Flis Munn .... special thanks
Susan Scott .... special thanks
Joe Thalkan .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexuality and strong language
108 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Ontario) | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:12 | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | Spain:18 | USA:R (certificate #34857)

Did You Know?

Stephen Bogardus was nominated for the 1995 Tony Award for Supporting or Featured Actor in a Drama, for "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and recreated the role in the film version.See more »
Continuity: The amount of milk in a bottle does not match the amount of milk on the floor after the bottle is dropped and broken.See more »
Buzz Hauser:I have terrible news! THE FANTASTICKS is closing!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008)See more »
In The SummertimeSee more »


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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The Gay 'Stand by Me', 6 March 2000
Author: Dante8 from New York

I have to wholehearted disagree that this film is disappointing. I found the characters interesting and deep. Yes - the gay men approach stereotypical roles in some instances, but they are developed over the course of the summer in a manner that mimics the boys in "Stand by Me". We see the changes in the relationships between nearly every pairing of the eight men. Some are in relationships; some were. Some hate each other; but they nearly all care about one another. This is the kind of movie that makes you reflect on your own human interactions. You don't have to be HIV+, a choreographer, a yuppie, a broadway queen, or even gay to see yourself in these characters. This is a fine exhibition of love, lust, friendship, and life.

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