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Edge of Seventeen (1998)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 April 2000 (Australia)
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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Andersen Gabrych ...
Rod
Stephanie McVay ...
Mom
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John Eby ...
Dad
Antonio Carriero ...
Andy
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Steve (as Jason Scheingross)
Tony Maietta ...
Gregg
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Jonathan
Kevin Joseph Kelly ...
Chuckie (as Kevin J. Kelly)
Mark Gates ...
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Ruby Rogers
Barbie Marie ...
Frieda
Craig H. Shepherd ...
Irate Customer (as Craig Shepherd)
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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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friend | gay | teenager | sex | 1980s | See All (132) »

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Also Known As:

Aos 17 Anos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$870,751 (USA) (28 January 2000)
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Trivia

The film takes place from 1984 to 1985. 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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Crazy Credits

Delaria is seen still on stage after the credits briefly telling the audience to "go home." See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Another Gay Movie (2006) See more »

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Mickey
Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn (as Nicky Chinn)
Performed by Toni Basil
Published by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Razor & Tie Entertainment, LLC
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awesome, honest flick...
7 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen just about every gay movie out there, and 'edge of seventeen' is by far one of my favorites. The one word that best describes it is 'honest'....but it's also nostalgic, funny, wonderfully simple, yet beautifully complex. The viewer can start off enjoying how accurately it captures the mid 80's, especially the excitement and uncertainty that Eric, the main character, is experiencing. Then, as the story unfolds, each new development that Eric deals with as he comes to terms with being gay is so well done, so honest and nontheatrical, that it feels almost like a documentary. The movie's got a huge heart. Don't miss it!!!


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