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Rites of Passage (1999)

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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
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George Georgiadis ...
Andreas Michael Lamelas ...
Young Campbell
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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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27 October 1999 (USA)  »

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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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Big Behr's Right Passage
19 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a pity that RITE OF PASSAGE is not more widely available and never received the praise it deserves. This is a complex film - an unusual mix of thriller and family drama. Queer cinema fans will like this one because of the matter of fact presentation of the sexuality of the leading character Cambell (intelligently played by Jason Behr.) Although this is Behr's film, he's in terrific company throughout, especially with veteran Dean Stockwell as his tough-as-nails dad. Watching these two come to terms (as well as Cam's brother), is the film's main dramatic thrust. The thriller elements are far from ignored, however. There are plot twists and turns a-plenty (only one of which seemed a bit contrived) and the story is a virtual roller-coaster of emotions. If you can get it on DVD, Behr and Salva provide an insightful commentary track and give you a glimpse of some more plot devices (and some super performances) left on the cutting room floor.


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