Trick (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  23 July 1999 (USA)
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The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan.



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Gabriel, an aspiring writer of Broadway musicals, meets Mark, a muscled stripper, who picks him up on the subway. They spend the night trying to find somewhere to be alone... forced to contend with Gabriel's selfish roommate, his irritating best friend, and a vicious, jealous drag queen in a gay dance club. The sun rises on a promising new relationship. Written by Randy Goldberg <>

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A story about two guys trying to make it in the big city


Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Helyes bajok  »

Box Office


$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$118,594 (USA) (23 July 1999)


$2,049,595 (USA) (24 September 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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In the diner scene Miss Coco Peru is seen cross outside the window and enter the diner but never appears thereafter. This is because he was cut out of the following bathroom scene where Gabriel and Mark almost kiss, which is such a sweet moment that the director Jim Fall decided not to put in another joke with Coco. See more »


When Judy finds Mark's keys, she tosses them onto Gabriel's bed, not too far from his hand. When Gabriel gets up to run after Mark in order to return his keys to him, he retrieves them from his roommate's bed, despite them being on his own bed in a previous shot. See more »


Gabriel: Hi. I'm - I'm Gabriel.
Mark: Mark. I'm Mark.
Gabriel: Wow, this is really awkward.
[Train passes in the background]
Mark: Huh?
Gabriel: [shouts] I said this is awkward.
Mark: [Deadpan] Which way?
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References Fellini Satyricon (1969) See more »


I Am Woman (dance mix)
Written by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton
Produced by Peter McEvilley, Performed by Jessica Williams
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Sparkling romantic comedy is a sure-fire hit
6 February 1999 | by (Salt Lake City, Utah) – See all my reviews

Gay romantic comedies seem to fall into two different categories: either they deal with AIDS specifically, or they don't. TRICK falls into the latter category. Films in the former category tend to be too heavy-handed to be good (save JEFFREY and LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!). Here, screenwriter Jason Schafer focuses not on AIDS whatsoever. In fact, it is never mentioned once. Instead, we watch as two men (wonderfully played by Christian Campbell and John Paul Pitoc) try to have a one-night stand. The only problem: they have no place to go. As these two men desperately try to find a room, fate interferes, allowing them to get to know each other before consumating the relationship. Tori Spelling is terrific in a supporting role, but it is the two leads who must manage this film, and they do with astonishing realism. It's a modern-day, gay fairy tale. It's the type of film that makes you laugh, cry, and feel good in the end. Hollywood could learn something from this small independent feature.

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