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The Velocity of Gary (1998)
"The Velocity of Gary* *(Not His Real Name)" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  16 July 1999 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary * (His Real Name)
Kid Joey
Cordelia Richards ...
Jana Roberts
Bingo ...
Jason Cutler ...
Running Boy (as Hakan D'Onofrio)
Keegan de Lancie ...
Choir Boy
Ravell Dameron ...
Receptionist in Clinic


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language, some drug use and violent images




Release Date:

16 July 1999 (USA)  »

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The Velocity of Gary  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Lovely, chaotic slice of real life and naive fantasy
14 June 2006 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

First: To "Why was an illness introduced so clumsily...?" Why, indeed? I'm sure the gay community asked that same question in the early eighties... Look, this is not a personal attack. It's just a reminder that "Gay Cancer"//GRID//HIV/AIDS did the same thing to the whole downtown scene in real life as it did in the movie. It introduced an ugly, horrific plague into what I call with sheerly complimentary intent, a magical fairyland. Now, fairyland is not without trolls, ogres, and nixies, not even without persistent, incurable poxes; or sores cured by sage, potion-wielding wizards and witches with long, white coats.

But when a plague like the ones that touch humans touches Fairyland, well, that's just about as scary as can be....

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