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Edge of Seventeen (1998)

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A teenager copes with his sexuality on the last day of school in 1984. It shows him coping with being gay and being with friends.

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Chuckie (as Kevin J. Kelly)
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Ruby Rogers
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A gay teen finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle America in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers. Written by Matthew Fillmore <MFillmore@Pensive.Org>

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$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,302 (USA) (30 April 1999)

Gross:

$870,751 (USA) (28 January 2000)
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Film debut of Tina Holmes. See more »

Goofs

When Eric arrives home from being sat barefoot on the rocks, his Father glances down and says "forget your shoes, did you?", implying he is still barefoot. However as he walks away, the sound of hard shoes can be clearly heard on the wooden floor. See more »

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drag queen: to Jonathan as he runs out of bar looking for Eric: Come in and have a cocktail with me, sweetie.
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Wishing (I Had a Photograph of You)
Written by Ali Score (as Alister Score), Frank Maudsley (as Francis Maudsley),
Paul Reynolds and Michael Score
Performed by A Flock of Seagulls (as Flock of Seagulls)
Published by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd.
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Slow but Sweet
13 June 1999 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

The film is a coming-out story set in Sandusky, Ohio, in 1984. It moves a bit slowly, but it is nevertheless sweet. The characterizations and performances are genuine and provide sincere laughs and tears. The film is amazingly accurate in showing the whole gamut of coming out.

The talented cast is wonderful, and the story ultimately is a healing experience.


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