Finding North (1998)

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Screwball romance involving a woman (Makkena) who gets fired from her job as a bank teller when her friends arrange for a stripper to appear at the bank for her birthday. She then meets a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rhonda Portelli
Travis Furlong
Voice of Bobby (voice)
Anne Bobby ...
Angela Pietropinto ...
Mama Portelli
Papa Portelli
Molly McClure ...
Aunt Bonnie
Yusef Bulos ...
Taxi Driver
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Steven Jones ...
Funeral Director
Lynn Metrik ...
Bank Manager
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Ticket Agent


Screwball romance involving a woman (Makkena) who gets fired from her job as a bank teller when her friends arrange for a stripper to appear at the bank for her birthday. She then meets a man (Hickey) whom she had earlier seen jump off a bridge and had assumed had committed suicide. With nothing else to do, she follows him to Texas. Along the way she slowly comes to realize he is gay and is despondent over the AIDS-related death of his former lover. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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... not your Ordinary Fairy Tale. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

11 June 1999 (UK)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,952 (USA) (4 June 1999)


$26,909 (USA) (12 November 1999)

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Written & Performed by Eddie Bydalek
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Excellent story about losing the love of your life.
19 March 2000 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Most heterosexuals won't "get" this movie, because they insist that gay marriages are somehow inferior to theirs. But there is no difference, so they won't understand why the main character in this film is so devastated by loss of his husband (to AIDS) that he wants to end his own life.

This film is a lovely story, nicely done, so it is tragic that it may be 30 years in the future before straight people will finally appreciate the veracity of it.

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