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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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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
Cordelia Richards ...
Jana Roberts
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Bingo ...
Rodney
Jason Cutler ...
Romaine
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Dorothy
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Running Boy (as Hakan D'Onofrio)
Keegan de Lancie ...
Choir Boy
Ravell Dameron ...
Receptionist in Clinic
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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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Mary Carmen: I'm sorry, but I wasn't listening. Does that mean I'm going to die too?
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I kept thinking I didn't like it... I kept checking it out again
30 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What am I to write about this film? Vincent D'Onofrio is one of the most bizarre actors to cross the screen, for my money. He plays a role that garners no sympathy at all, but builds a character to whom I can't help but relate. Thomas Jane and Selma Hayek are the most undeveloped, hard-edged characters in the film and seem hardly correct in the triune that includes the likes of Valentino (Vincent D'Onofrio).

This is a seedy, unwashed film and I kept seeing things I hated in the first, second, and third times I watched it. And for some reason I keep watching it. The mixed sexual interactions are nauseating to me, and the shallow values of the principals presents them as flotsam, barely above hobo status and the sorts of souls to be found in any big city anywhere. But, they still "live," and ultimately force my attention to their pathetic and at once selfish and self destructive lives.


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