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Robert Gray (screenplay)
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28 August 1998 (USA) See more »
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A tough young boxer struggles to come out in England. Having travelled to London, from his smaller town, he meets and falls for a twenty-something music producer. But love doesn't come easy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Steve Bell ... Craig
Ian Rose ... Matt

Roger Daltrey ... Kelvin
Dani Behr ... Paula
Jude Alderson ... Gloria
Emile Charles ... Aylon
Chris Hargreaves ... Tony, Craig's Brother (as Christopher Hargreaves)
Paul Broughton ... Minto
P.J. Nicholas ... Jamie
Sean Simpson ... Jack
Charlie Caine ... Terry, DJ
Stephen Burke ... Luke

Dickon Tolson ... Dirty Dave
Chris Ross ... Andy
Tony Van Silva ... Fight Loser
Suzy King ... Amy
Ursula Lea ... Sonya
Suzanne Hall ... Train Girl
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Jason Redshaw ... Dancer in nightclub
Nigel Travis ... Quinnell (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Oremland 
 
Writing credits
Robert Gray (screenplay)

Produced by
Tracey Gardiner .... producer
Christopher Hird .... executive producer
Martin Long .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Don McGlashan 
 
Cinematography by
Alistair Cameron 
 
Film Editing by
Jan Langford 
 
Production Design by
Tim Sykes 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Bowern 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Justin Donoghue .... first assistant director
 
Other crew
Martin Joy .... location manager
 

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97 min
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
gay boxer finds love, 26 September 2005
Author: esh04676 from United States

Somewhat disjointed in continuity, Like It Is nevertheless did hold my interest. Steve Bell, who plays the young boxer Craig, is effective as the bare-knuckle fighter trying to make his way in the world with his bare fists. At the same time he is troubled by the nature of his sexuality as gay impulses begin stirring when he meets Matt, played by Ian Rose. Their first attempt at a physical relationship is a disaster, but later on they consummate their love in a scene that must have been challenging for the two young actors. The film was obviously shot on low budget but the DVD has a couple of "extras," a sign for me that the producers are aiming to capture a larger audience. Unfortunately a big obstacle is the lack of captions. Much of the film was shot in Blackpool in northern England where the regional dialect is difficult for Americans to understand. It is a "foreign language," and the viewers need a break with some interpretation.

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