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Defying Gravity (1997)

 -  Drama | Romance | Sport  -  9 July 1999 (USA)
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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 ...
John 'Griff' Griffith
Niklaus Lange ...
Todd Bentley
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Pete Bradley
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Denetra Washington
Seabass Diamond ...
Matthew 'Doogie' McDougal
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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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The local TV news portrays a station named "WLV", an identity used only in the eastern U.S., yet the film is full of visual depictions of Southern California (L.A. street signs, L.A. Times, Calif. license plates). See more »

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Todd Bentley: Are you, like, in love with him, dude?
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Masks of Lies
Performed by Binge
Written by Todd Beattie
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A "Puppy Dog" film
30 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I saw this film the first time I had an uncontrollable urge to smile to myself and go "agghhh" rather like granny when she looks at a particularly embarrassing baby photo of me. The film has many flaws but I watch it over and over again. The plot is well developed although quite predictable as it progresses. This is however not a thriller. There is some quite good acting from Nicklaus Lange and Don Handfield. Daniel Chilson looks right for the part and tries his best. He is however on a few occasions fairly wooden and ill at ease. I can well understand that his film acting experience had been (still is?) a little low level.

The film is professionally produced with good production values.

The script was OK. It dealt with plot development well but some of the dialogue was appalling. Do intelligent people talk this way in America? Some of the characters were ghastly stereotypes of gay people. The camp pink shirted activist was I think cast for effect but he made my toes curl! I know these are flaws but don't let that put you off. This is a "feel good" film and rather made me think of "Beautiful Thing" (time shifted slightly and moved to America). I recommend it to all


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