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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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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
 
Other crew
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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Meh., 2 July 2008
Author: rich-228 from Houston, TX

I didn't get it. I suppose if you're under 25 you might find this film interesting, but anyone who's seen good films will probably be bored. Unless perhaps you're going to be thrilled that it's got gay characters in it, and a gay milieu. Perhaps now, in the post-Brokeback world, that's not enough anymore? All the stock characters of this type of story are here: the young British gay who's afraid to come out, the seen-it-all club denizen who meets him and falls in love (or lust), the blonde girlfriend just trying to have her big break, the record producer who loves having young boys around, etc.

Or maybe it was just the boring techno music that put me off?

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