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Like It Is -- London's gay club world comes alive in this sexy drama about two young men--one a bare-knuckle fighter and the other an ambitious record producer--who fall in love, despite enormously different backgrounds.

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Robert Gray (screenplay)
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Release Date:
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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Tough but sweet See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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
 
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Martin Joy .... location manager
 

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97 min
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Kelvin:Why take the carrot when you can have the donkey, eh?See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Tough but sweet, 29 October 2003
Author: Alexnader from Stuttgart, Germany

This is a simple and enjoyable film. It shows the evolution of the sexual-love relationship of two young men in London. The total contrast of the characters and their origins, as well as the graphical elements of the characters, specially the one of Craig, demystify alot of gay stereotypes through an unusual romance.

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