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The Hanging Garden (1997)

William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Parsons ...
Little Sweet William
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Troy Veinotte ...
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Mark Austin ...
Preacher
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Fletcher (as Joel S. Keller)
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Black-Eyed Susan
Christine Dunsworth ...
Violet
Seana McKenna ...
Joan Orenstein ...
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Ashley MacIsaac ...
Basil--Fiddler
Jocelyn Cunningham ...
Laurel
Jim Faraday ...
Mr. MacDougal
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William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but during his visit home, he becomes unhinged as the newly remembered reasons for his miserable adolescence come to life in each of their presents. Written by Tom Hunt Brooks <thuntb@relaypoint.net>

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It's hard to go home... ten years after your death.

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language, and a scene of a hanging, and some teen drug use | See all certifications »

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7 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El jardín colgante  »

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Budget:

CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,632 (USA) (17 May 1998)

Gross:

$925,756 (USA) (12 July 1998)
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Teen Rosemary: [to her brother William:] Could you get dressed, Willie, I wanna get out of here.
Grace: Where ya goin'?
Teen Sweet William: There's a stupid dance at school.
Grace: You goin' to a dance? Oh, dear God in heaven!
[to granddaughter Rosemary]
Grace: Now, you know to count to six?
Teen Rosemary: What?
Grace: If you're gonna kiss a boy, you got to count to six while you're doin' it. And then stop! After six it's a sin.
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The Million You Never Made
Written and performed by Ani Difranco
© 1995 Righteous Babe Music
Courtesy of Righteous Babe Records, Inc.
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how wonderful!
13 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just caught this movie on cable and loved it immediately. Troy Veinotte did a fabulous job, he broke my heart in that role. I wish he'd do more work, or at least show up here and there. I can't seem to locate any interviews he's done, and Hanging Garden seems to be his only role to date.

We want more Troy! I think that boy is just flat out adorable.

The entire movie is now one of my all time favorites. I'll be watching this at least once every six months or so.

I understand that it was a very difficult role for Troy to tackle, but I'm beyond appreciative of the work he did there. Someone needs to nudge him to do more projects.


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