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Rites of Passage (1999)

An attorney decides to take a trip with his father to their isolated family cabin to talk things out but their ensuing family argument is suddenly interrupted by two escaped convicts.

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Del Farraday
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Campbell Farraday
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D.J. Farraday
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Red Tenney
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Gary Desoto
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John Willio
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Trooper Dixon
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Trooper Macintosh
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Ginny Farley (scenes deleted)
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Jamie Cutter
Joseph Foss ...
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George Georgiadis ...
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Andreas Michael Lamelas ...
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Kenny Cloutier ...
Young D.J.
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When lawyer DJ Farraday discovers his father has been having an affair, the two drive out to the remote family cabin to talk things over. What neither expects is that DJ's estranged gay brother Campbell will already be there, apparently planning a weekend retreat with his boyfriend. But father and sons are forced to put aside their grievances when two escaped convicts show up and put everyone's lives in danger. Written by Ross Horsley <rosshorsley@yahoo.com>

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The secrets some men keep can be killers.

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Rated R for violence and language
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D.J. Farraday: Why don't we all just whip 'em out and see who's biggest?
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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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A moving story about self-worth, courage, being different
8 June 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Rites of Passage is a beautiful and moving story; it features a brilliant, sensitive, and intense performance by Jason Behr.

The character he portrays is homosexual, but the movie is not so much about sexuality as about being different: from what your family wants you to be, different from what society wants you to be, different from most of the people around you in a world in which you're totally outnumbered. It's about self-worth, courage, true strength,and defining your identity.

There's some violence, but there are no gross or graphic scenes; it's all about love, betrayal, trust, family ties . . . Very nice performances all around, but as usual, Jason Behr's performance is in a class by itself. He'll break your heart. Definitely see it.


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