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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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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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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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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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Caught Me By Surprise
4 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I knew nothing about this movie other than the blurb I read at Netflix. I was intrigued by the promise of a relationship between a cop and a hustler. I must say that, overall, the film delivered.

In brief, a police department thinks that there might be some drug sales going on at a boy bar. While this premise is not enough to get excited about, when Philip (Ed Corbin) is sent as an undercover cop to discover what's really going on, he has to fight his attraction to one of the bar's boys, Oliver (Dane Ritter).

The suggestion of an intense sexual relationship between the two, that may or may not ever be consummated, keeps the excitement level high. That, with a murder, a heavy-duty alibi, a semi-tragic subplot and a left-hook-to-the-jaw surprise towards the end were enough to keep me on the edge of my seat.

There were a couple of cliché moments, a couple of unbelievable moments (when Oliver opens his front door without looking through the peephole) and for some reason the writer/director felt compelled to throw in a few humorous bits/lines, especially in the beginning, which really didn't work. But overall, I thought this movie was really worth watching. The two leads looked more like father and son, and it did take a while to get used to their relationship, but the beauty of it is that it seemed that it could have been real.

I applaud the producers for taking a chance on this film without big Hollywood stars and for really piecing together a story about a sad, tragic world which seems like it can only destroy all who inhabit it.


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