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Circuit (2001)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  8 May 2002 (France)
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John, a gay Illinois small town cop moves to Los Angeles, hoping to fit into a place more welcoming of his sexuality. He soon discovers the "circuit," where he meets an insecure hustler, who draws John into drug abuse and illicit sex.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Wade-Drahos ...
John (as Jonathan Wade Drahos)
Andre Khabbazi ...
Hector
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Gill
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Nina
Daniel Kucan ...
Tad
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Mark
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Julian
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Theater Stage Manager
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Doctor
Paul Lekakis ...
Bobby
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Gino
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Louise
Stanton Schnepp ...
Andy
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Mike
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Storyline

John (Jonathan Wade-Drahos) finds himself regaining consciousness in a public bathroom at The Red Party. As he contemplates his image in the mirror, he flashes back to when he was a small-town Illinois cop, whose captain suggests a move to Los Angeles, in order for John to discover a more sympathetic environment. John packs up his truck, drives cross country, and moves in with his cousin Tad (Daniel Kucan), who's now living with his ex, Gill (Brian Lane Green) and Tad's new boy toy, DJ Julian (Darryl Stephens). Tad is making a documentary about the gay circuit and the party culture, while Julian is a circuit party DJ. Gill invites John to a Hollywood Hills party, where John meets Hector (Andre Khabbazi), a male prostitute, who's battling his personal demons of looks and age. John and Hector form a budding friendship as John experiences a downward spiral into the sex and drug-fueled world of the gay circuit party scene. Will John survive? Written by trivwhiz

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$40,888 (USA) (26 April 2002)

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$235,087 (USA) (23 August 2002)
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Trivia

Probably the only movie ever made which begins with the first scene of the movie having the protagonist literally crawling out under a bathroom stall door in a public bathroom. See more »

Goofs

When Tad (Daniel Kucan) is video interviewing Bobby Ross (Paul Lekakis) in Bobby's dressing room, there is a shot of someone, with his face partially obscured, presumably Tad (since he is making a documentary), holding the camera and asking a question through a brass latticework screen. However, it is clear that it is not Tad who is holding the camera and speaking, but John Webster (Jonathan Wade-Drahos). Then Bobby answers, and when the person holding the camera moves to another angle, out from behind the screen, now it is clearly Tad who is speaking and holding the camera. Only two people are supposed to be in the scene. See more »

Quotes

Louise: You sell the drugs, which compromises judgment, which causes the unprotected sex, and contributes to AIDS in these younger kids.
Gino: We give them the condoms, don't we?
Louise: They throw the condoms away, Gino.
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Special Performance by Stephanie Swift (as China Cat) & Jeremy Hirst See more »

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Genesis
Performed by Wüshkin
Written by Tony Moran, Michael Lorello (as Mike Lorello)
Published by Mr. Tan Man Music/Muskapeeta Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 'Emerge Recording [us]' (as Emerge Records, Inc.)
© 2001 Emerge Records, Inc.
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Hopefully an awakening towards certain gay men.
15 August 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I went to the premier of "Circuit" at Outfest 2001 and left the theater feeling somewhat overwhelmed, which is a good thing. The story is about a smart, handsome gay cop from a small closed minded town who moves to Los Angeles to live an openly gay life. After his first party in the Hollywood Hills, he becomes friends with a gay male escort and falls into the circuit party scene which slowly tears him apart. He becomes obsessed with muscles, drugs, parties, and the fast gay West Hollywood night life which eventually ruins his personality and spiritual growth. This film has a special kind of honesty that is both good and bad. Good because it can serve as an awakening towards certain gay men that live to abuse themselves in the party world and bad because it may encourage the circuit lifestyle as cool or glamorous, which in reality can become the complete opposite and ruin peoples lives. The ending left me feeling angry and sad about the circuit scene, and I hope it will for others too. The story line has the ability to leave an important message to certain people that desperately need it.


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