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Griff wants to maintain just a superficial relationship with his all-gay boyfriend, who gets seriously wounded in a gay bashing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Chilson ...
Niklaus Lange ...
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Pete Bradley
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Denetra Washington
Seabass Diamond ...
Matthew 'Doogie' McDougal
Lesley Pedersen ...
Heather (as Lesley Tesh)
Ryan Tucker ...
Gary Buchanan
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Gretchen (as Nicki Lynn Aycox)
Laura Fox ...
Mrs. Bradley
Kevin Patrick Wright ...
Mr. Bradley (as Kevin P. Wright)
Matt Steveley ...
Stewart 'Stewy' Hanson
David Tuchman ...
Logan Franklin
Nick Spano ...
Bozzy (as Nick Fortunato Spano)
Jess Martell ...
Scotty
Katrina Holden Bronson ...
Rachel
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Griff wants to maintain just a superficial relationship with his all-gay boyfriend, who gets seriously wounded in a gay bashing.

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Several scenes that were filmed ended up on the cutting room floor. The news clip report of Todd's bashing that was viewed by the fraternity originally included an interview with Sam, the coffeehouse "community action patrol" activist clad in pink. The scene would have identified and established the name of the character with audiences. As it ended up, Sam is never addressed by name. See more »

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When Griff leaves Pete's house at the beginning of the movie, he opens the front door in bare feet, then comes out of the front door in white socks. See more »

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John 'Griff' Griffith: Because you didn't know she felt the same way about you... or if she did, for some reason it wasn't okay... thought that people wouldn't like it. And one day, after months, years, it's just another day, nothing special, just the two of you. For some reason everyone's out of the house. You can't turn back, you can't let go, you can't stop - as if you were one person, defying gravity, together.
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Written, Produced and Performed by Jon T. Howard
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Look beyond the low budget production values and sometimes really bad acting
20 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

There's a gem of a script here. Clearly the filmmaker is working on a ultra low budget. Many of the supporting cast deliver their lines as if they are in a high school play -- they are painfully wooden. However the idea behind the film is an important one and the film will touch you on multiple levels. I somehow wish this script could get fine tuned and remade as a major production. I feel the film as a lot to say about the pressures of college life -- especially that of living in a frat house on a big ten campus and having to lead a double life.

Some of the material for the story appears to have been inspired by the Matthew Shepard story and the film feels extremely relevant.

In spite of the low budget nature of the film, see this picture!


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