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The Velocity of Gary (1998)

The Velocity of Gary* *(Not His Real Name) (original title)
Valentino is an Ex Adult film star very much in love with his girlfriend Mary Carmen....and boyfriend Gary. Things take a tragic turn when Valentino is rushed to the hospital after ... See full summary »

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Valentino
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Gary * (His Real Name)
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Veronica
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Coco
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Venus
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Kid Joey
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Jana Roberts
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Bingo ...
Rodney
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Romaine
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Dorothy
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Running Boy (as Hakan D'Onofrio)
Keegan de Lancie ...
Choir Boy
Ravell Dameron ...
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Valentino is an Ex Adult film star very much in love with his girlfriend Mary Carmen....and boyfriend Gary. Things take a tragic turn when Valentino is rushed to the hospital after collapsing on a city street and is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS...Forcing Mary Carmen and Gary to push aside their jealousy & differences to take care of the man they both love while he is dying. Ultimately finding comfort, understanding, and strength in the other. A beautiful modern love story with a fantastic cast. Vincent D'Onofrio is very charismatic, charming, and intense as Valentino..... Written by ~~Pixie~~

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, some drug use and violent images
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16 July 1999 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Valentino: I don't wanna live without you guys. And now I don't wanna die without you.
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References Men in Black (1997) See more »

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Was, perhaps, a good play, but not a good film.
25 November 2000 | by (Bakersfield, CA) – See all my reviews

The film has an interesting beginning and introduces promising characters and a promising theme. Alas, very quickly things start to fall apart. Characters are introduced and dispensed with, having served no real purpose. One character who, unfortunately, is present throughout the film serves mostly to irritate us and the film's other characters. One wonders why anyone would put up with her for an extended period of weeks, months, or years when we don't want to see her for 2 hours. What was the man dressed like an accountant doing in this film? Why was an illness introduced clumsily? I wish I had seen the play so that I could see what went wrong in the translation to film (assuming that the play was good enough to warrant film treatment). I did watch the entire film, but I wish I hadn't. I do think the film should be seen by all college and university film majors as a lesson in what not to do. This one is a real mess.


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