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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Greg Berlanti (written by)
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Release Date:
1 February 2001 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The shortest distance between friends isn't always a straight line.
Plot:
In the palm-shaded oasis of West Hollywood, we meet Dennis, a promising photographer. As he prepares to celebrate his twenty-eighth birthday... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
OK to be Gay! See more (115 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ben Weber ... Patrick

Timothy Olyphant ... Dennis

Matt McGrath ... Howie

Zach Braff ... Benji
Nora Burns ... Female Shopper

Dean Cain ... Cole

Chris Payne Gilbert ... Larry
John Brandon ... Mickey
Diane McBain ... Josephine

Robert Peters ... Cop
Billy Porter ... Taylor

John Mahoney ... Jack

Nia Long ... Leslie

Mary McCormack ... Anne

Justin Theroux ... Marshall

Andrew Keegan ... Kevin

Christopher Wiehl ... J. Crew Guy (as Chris Wiehl)

Jennifer Coolidge ... Betty
Ken Kerman ... Umpire

Kerr Smith ... Catcher
Robert Arce ... Purple Guy

Brian Gaskill ... Brian

Christian Kane ... Idaho Guy (as Chris Kane)

David Youse ... Barry

Michael Bergin ... Kip Rogers

Chris Weitz ... Director
Marc Avalon ... Ned

Kevin Cooney ... Obstetrician
Matt Reid ... Glen

Paul Weitz ... Assistant Director

Charlie Weber ... Newbie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gary Weeks
David Downs ... Therapist (uncredited)

Garry Guerrier ... Fireman Softball Team (uncredited)

Directed by
Greg Berlanti 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Greg Berlanti (written by)

Produced by
Connie Dolph .... line producer
Sam Irvin .... co-producer
Mickey Liddell .... producer
Joseph Middleton .... producer
Julie Plec .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Elliott 
 
Film Editing by
Todd Busch 
 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Michelle Morris  (as Michelle Morris-Gertz)
 
Production Design by
Charles Daboub Jr. 
 
Set Decoration by
Mark Macauley 
 
Costume Design by
Mas Kondo 
 
Makeup Department
Saundra Jordan .... key hair stylist
Saundra Jordan .... key makeup artist
Thomas Kolarek .... hair stylist
Thomas Kolarek .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Connie Dolph .... production manager
Matthew R. Hannon .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Hennessy .... first assistant director
Ashley Johnson .... second second assistant director
Mitch Kelleher .... second assistant director
Thomas Kuk .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott Bauer .... property master
Mick Cummings .... lead man
Krit Fagtongpun .... swing gang
Cindy Kelleher .... art department photography
Roland D. Rowe .... props
Scott Sener .... assistant props
 
Sound Department
Brad Bryan .... additional boom operator
David Chornow .... sound mixer
Gino Conway .... assistant sound assistant
Evan Daum .... assistant sound assistant
Paula Fairfield .... sound supervisor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Jason George .... supervising sound editor
Robert Getty .... assistant sound assistant
Steven D. Grothe .... second boom operator (as Steven Grothe)
George Haddad .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Hamilton .... dialogue editor
Chato Hill .... assistant sound assistant
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Craig Jurkiewicz .... foley editor
Diane Marshall .... foley artist (as S. Diane Marshall)
Michael Mullane .... background sound editor
William Munroe .... boom operator
Carla Murray .... sound designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Yuri Reese .... adr mixer
Sarah Smith .... foley editor
William Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Bango .... first assistant camera
Joe Celeste .... key grip (as Joseph Celeste)
Louis DiCesare .... gaffer
Suzanne Dietz .... grip
Tim Durr .... best boy electric
Rodney James .... grip
Cindy Kelleher .... still photographer
Michael Krajci .... second assistant camera
Carlos Lopez Calleja .... second assistant camera
Gary McBride .... dolly grip
Kevin P. Patterson .... electrician
Marie Pedersen .... first assistant camera
Simon Schorno .... camera loader
Moulaye Sene .... electrician
Uriel Uribe .... electrician
Keith O. Wilson .... electrician
Mark Wright .... grip
 
Casting Department
Dena Berman .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Diaz .... wardrobe assistant
Jennifer Starzyk .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Cynthia Moore .... assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
 
Music Department
Joe Guthrie .... music coordinator
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor (as Julianne Kelley)
Mary Beth Maziarz .... composer: song "Close To You"
Alexandra Patsavas .... music supervisor
Richard Ziegler .... music editor (as Rick Ziegler)
 
Transportation Department
P. Gerald Knight .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Todd Armstrong .... production assistant
Newton Bass .... location scout
David Burdett .... location assistant
Jordan Burwick .... location manager
David Cordova .... production assistant
Candace Crump .... assistant production coordinator
Jim Frazier .... production assistant
Jack Skeets Gleeson .... production assistant
Emrys Hanley .... production assistant
Michelle Hoffman .... craft service
M. Stephen Itzkowitz .... location assistant
Jesse Long .... script supervisor
Shawn McClintock .... production assistant
Marguerite O'Donoghue .... production coordinator
Jamie Park .... assistant: Mr. Liddell
Marilyn Penn .... production accountant (as Marilyn Penn-Lindley)
Robert Rothmann .... production assistant
Dan Suderman .... location assistant
Sarah Watson .... assistant: Mr. Berlanti
Laura Wolner .... assistant: Mr. Berlanti
 

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94 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the final party scene, actor Justin Theroux wasn't given a call time to show up on set but he surprisingly appeared 5 minutes before his scene was to be shot.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: As Cole closes the door of the rental car, you can see the director, cameraman, soundman (with boom mic) reflected in the closing door.See more »
Quotes:
Dennis:Ice.
Dennis:Yes, there is... ice *and*... I will go get it.
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Movie Connections:
References Rocky III (1982)See more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
OK to be Gay!, 7 October 2000
Author: Matthew Ignoffo (mermatt@webtv.net) from Eatontown, NJ, USA

This film gives gay men a meaning beyond stereotypes and the roles usually seen in gay movies. The theme is universal: friends stand by you to assure you that you are OK as you are.

Some of the dialog is hilarious, and the characters ring true even though many of these people are played by straight actors. There is an amusing glossary of gay terms given on the screen from time to time so that straight audiences will understand the lingo of the gay subculture.

The touching elements in the film include the loneliness of what one character describes as "10s looking for 11s." The recognition that a person can be gay and average is the only antedote for this loneliness.

We follow a group of young gay men, under the matronly supervision of John Mahoney, connecting and disconnecting as they try to find themselves in a world that doesn't seem to care who they are. It's a story of human beings. The fact that they are gay is incidental -- and this is a major step forward in gays being depicted in movies.

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