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In the Flesh (1998)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  15 June 1999 (USA)
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A mature but uneasy cop takes in a young gay hustler following a knifing death in the area. A personal relationship wants to form but both are leery of it.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane Ritter ...
Oliver Beck
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Philip Kirsch
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Raven
Randy Cohlmia ...
Bishop
Philip Solomon ...
Meyer
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Grupe
Julie R. Lee ...
Ginger Biscuits (as Julie Lee)
Lora Elkins ...
Sheronda
Roxzane T. Mims ...
Lt. Krane (as Roxzane Mims)
Alison Jones ...
Suzy Q (as Allison Jones)
Allison Jones ...
Suzy Q
Elaine Tyson ...
Baby Jane
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Mac
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Jersey Boy
Brandon O'Dell ...
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A police detective (Ed Corbin) assigned to work a gay bar on an undercover drug operation gets hooked up with a gay student hustler (Dane Ritter). After the student witnesses a murder, the cop provides him an alibi and invites him to stay at his apartment. There a homosexual relationship develops. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Im Sog des Bösen  »

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Oliver's heroin-addicted sister strangely has no track marks. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Beck: "BOUGHT me?" You didn't "BUY" me! There's not enough money in the world for you to buy me.
Philip Kirsch: Okay...
Oliver Beck: You rented me for an hour.
Philip Kirsch: [checking Philip's watch] Excuse me - 58 minutes and counting.
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8 July 2001 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is by no means perfect: the script is a little loose, some of the performances are uninspired, and some of the characters are a little flat. The cinemetography is barely more than functional. But you don't see a movie like this expecting quick cuts and wacky camera angles, special affects and/or lovingly photographed scenery and people. I'm not a big fan of gritty realism, but this movie was extremely intelligent and sensetive in its handling of potentially ugly people and a potentially vulgar, trashy scenario/storyline: that alone sets it apart from about ninety percent of the "gay" cinema that I have seen. Taylor handles his subjects well, and while this is no groundbreaking work of film, it is consistently and appropriately crafted throughout. Points to the women of the film for turning in excellent performances all around, and to Ed Corbin for the way he deftly handled the moment he asks Oliver if he can just hold him: it was totally believable, and you could see everything this guy had to go through to make such a request. Also, a fantastic, beautiful, haunting soundtrack that I really wish I could find on CD. All in all, a worthy effort, worth checking out.


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