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Trick -- The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan.

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Director:
Writer:
Jason Schafer (writer)
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Release Date:
23 July 1999 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A story about two guys trying to make it in the big city
Plot:
The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Boy meets boy. Oh boy! See more (123 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Jim Fall 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jason Schafer  writer

Produced by
Mark L. Beigelman .... co-executive producer
Anthony Bregman .... executive producer
Eric d'Arbeloff .... producer
Jim Fall .... producer
Robert Hawk .... co-producer
Ross Katz .... producer
Per Melita .... line producer
Mary Jane Skalski .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Friedman 
 
Cinematography by
Terry Stacey 
 
Film Editing by
Brian A. Kates 
 
Casting by
Susan Shopmaker 
 
Production Design by
Jody Asnes 
 
Art Direction by
Gonzalo Cordoba 
 
Set Decoration by
Brian Elwell 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Gasser 
 
Makeup Department
David Hickey .... hair consultant
Susan Reilly LeHane .... makeup artist (as Susan Reilly)
Tania Ribalow .... hair assistant
Tania Ribalow .... makeup assistant
Joe Trapani .... key hair stylist
Joe Trapani .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Per Melita .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Darren Goldberg .... assistant director
Liz Ip .... second assistant director
Cecily Kaston .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Stephen Altobello .... sound editor
Antonio L. Arroyo .... production sound mixer
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Rachel Chancey .... sound effects editor
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Parish West .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Renzo Spirit Buffalo .... assistant camera
Mikey Jackson .... second assistant camera
Paul Kaye .... best boy electric
Juliet Lofaro .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Erica Palgon .... casting associate
 
Editorial Department
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
 
Music Department
David Friedman .... musician
Brian A. Kates .... music editor
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Robin Carrigan .... choreographer
Tim Coleman .... key set production assistant
Bob Corff .... voice teacher
Stephen M. Evans III .... set production assistant
Rob Feld .... production resources
Ben Feldman .... production legal services
Petra Hoebel .... location manager
Kirsten Kearse .... script supervisor
Darlene Liebman .... production coordinator
Lance McVickar .... engineer
Edward Mercado .... set production assistant
Theo Sena .... production assistant
Sophus K. Windeløv .... intern
 
Thanks
Andrew Fleming .... very special thanks
Leelee Groome .... special thanks
Amy Karnchanapee .... thanks
James Palumbo .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language and sexual content
Runtime:
89 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Gabriel:Hi. I'm - I'm Gabriel.
Mark:Mark. I'm Mark.
[Silence]
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Another Gay Movie (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dream WeaverSee more »

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33 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Boy meets boy. Oh boy!, 18 June 2001
Author: budmassey (cyberbarrister@gmail.com) from Indianapolis, IN

It's hard to imagine a gay themed film where the main characters aren't drag queens, don't have AIDS, aren't bitchy, catty, flamboyant, tragic or shallow. As it turns out, gay people, like non-gay people, can be all those things (and aren't we all tired of it) and so much more. In fact, the most distinguishing characteristic of gay people is that, for the most part, they are virtually indistinguishable from non-gay people. Isn't it about time a movie just allowed its central gay characters to be a couple of cute young guys whose casual meeting teeters over the course of a hilariously frustrating evening on the verge of becoming more than a one night stand?

Gabriel, played by Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell's older brother, is a shy, aspiring composer with dimples to die for. Mark, J. P. Pitoc, is an outgoing journalism student who earns money as a go-go boy and has the body to prove it. Pitoc and Campbell, who appear together again in the "Thank You, Good Night", gel beautifully as the put-upon would-be lovers. In a world where meeting and having sex can be a rather common and often all too impersonal event, they meet, and like most people their age, they want to have sex. But the story that gently unfolds is not at all common. It's tender, funny, and much more romantic than it sounds.

Tori Spelling, it hurts me to even write this, is terrific as Gabriel's oh-so theatrical friend. She maintains a drama in her life that can be endearing, but is often times more annoying, the latter which Ms. Spelling portrays with great comic success.

The rest of the cast is fairly unremarkable, with two notable exceptions. Steve Hayes is brilliant as a friend from Gabriel's theatre class whose hilarious "Como te gusta mi pinga" is the funniest cabaret number since Priscilla. Clinton Leupp as drag queen Coco Peru, delivers a delightful bathroom soliloquy that will have you in stitches. Even more amusing is the fact that Miss Coco looks distractingly like Ms. Spelling's character, right down to the overabundance of drama.

Trick is an uplifting and life-affirming look at being young and gay and almost in love. Surely you were at least one of these things once.

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