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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
Philip Kirsch
Randy Cohlmia ...
Philip Solomon ...
Julie R. Lee ...
Ginger Biscuits (as Julie Lee)
Lora Elkins ...
Roxzane T. Mims ...
Lt. Krane (as Roxzane Mims)
Alison Jones ...
Suzy Q (as Allison Jones)
Allison Jones ...
Suzy Q
Elaine Tyson ...
Baby Jane
Jersey Boy
Brandon O'Dell ...


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 <>

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hustler | student | gay bar | murder | drugs | See more »


Crime | Drama





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15 June 1999 (USA)  »

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In the Flesh  »

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(Atlanta Film & Video Festival)

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1.85 : 1
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Oliver's heroin-addicted sister strangely has no track marks. See more »


Oliver Beck: You're disappointed, aren't ya? Ah, that's okay. It's never quite as good as you think it's gonna be, but when you think back on it later - and you will - it'll be fuckin' fantastic.
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References The Crying Game (1992) See more »

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Great Picture
31 May 2004 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This movie certainly caught and held my attention. I didn't really foresee the way the movie would end. It was a good movie with really great acting.

Dane Ritter was superb as the "full-of-it" hustler with very low self-esteem. He portrayed an incredibly complex character and gave an honest performance. He became the character "Oliver" - confused, bright, beautiful, articulate, friendless.

Ed Corbin delivered another superb performance as the closeted police officer. What impressed me most about his performance was the way he went from being closeted to being completely open about his sexuality. He, too, plays a complex character very believably, and gave a nuanced performance. He and Dane played opposite each other very well indeed.

The story is a well-known story: a hustler's street life comes to an abrupt end when a tragedy strikes, making him unable to pursue his business. In comes the cop who takes a liking to the hustler. Then comes love. This particular movie shows more than the standard story: it shows that all people are complex with secrets they must hide. However, when the secrets come out - acceptance and forgiveness follows.

Very highly recommended.

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