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Living Out Loud (1998)

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Judith Nelson quit her medical studies to marry. Years later, her husband, a physician, divorces her to be with another doctor. Deeply frustrated, she now lives alone in her luxury ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Francato
Robert Nelson
Phil Francato
The Kisser
Mariangela Pino ...
The Masseur
Clark Anderson ...
Ellen McElduff ...
Crying Woman
Ivan Kronenfeld ...
Angry Boyfriend
Fil Formicola ...
Santi's Man
Santi's Man


Judith Nelson quit her medical studies to marry. Years later, her husband, a physician, divorces her to be with another doctor. Deeply frustrated, she now lives alone in her luxury apartment in New York, looking for a new meaning for her life. Pat Francato, the janitor and lift-boy, has a troubled life himself: Gambling debts and the tragic death of his daughter took away all his spirit. One day, he and Judith meet in the right mood and a fragile friendship starts to grow. They can help each other to get on their feet again. But one false move could destroy everything they built so carefully. Written by Julian Reischl <>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and for some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 October 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Kiss  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$169,747 (USA) (30 October 1998)


$12,902,790 (USA) (26 February 1999)

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2.35 : 1
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The news clip that Judith is watching at the beginning shows a badly damaged apartment building, as we hear the newscaster speaking about possible terrorist bombings. This image was actually from an October 1992 airplane crash, where an El Al 747 cargo jet crashed into an Amsterdam apartment complex, killing 43. See more »


In the first club scene, Queen Latifah is singing a song with female backup singers, but there are no women on stage. See more »


Judith Moore: What is the point of what you're doing?
Woman with Makeup: Excuse me?
Judith Moore: Fixing your makeup. He's going to dump you eventually for someone younger, so what is the point? I mean, you're a nice looking woman. Why does everything have to be about men?
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References Ally McBeal (1997) See more »


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Written by Duke Ellington
Performed by George Fenton
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Loud And Wonderful
6 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes I feel I'm the only straight guy who liked this movie. I liked it a lot. I loved the writing, the acting, the music. And Holly Hunter's dance, under ecstasy, at the lesbian club is one of those film moments I took with me and stayed with me and if I play the soundtrack in my car - I relive the moment totally. Richard Le Gravenais the writer, director of this movie was the writer of "The Ref" and other movies I always keep kind of handy. I've played "Living Out Loud" after dinner for friends who had never seen it. I've done it three times and, each time, it was a hit with the gals and gay guys the others made fun of the movie and were subsequently thrown out of the room. Interesting, at least for me, to think that this movie has made me question myself. I wish it happened more often at the movies.

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