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Eban and Charley (2000)

 -  Drama  -  12 June 2000 (USA)
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Due to the death of his mother, 15 yr old Charley must live with his unloving bully father. Out of loneliness, Charley strikes up an illicit romance with 29 yr old Eban. When their families... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Brent Fellows ...
Eban
Gio Black Peter ...
Charley (as Giovanni Andrade)
Ellie Nicholson ...
Sunshine
Drew Zeller ...
Kevin
Pam Munter ...
Eban's Mother
Ron Upton ...
Eban's Father
Nolan Chard ...
Charley's Father (as Nolan V. Chard)
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Deanna Alexich ...
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Kali ...
Coffee Girl
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Cab Driver
Jennifer Utley ...
Record Store Clerk
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Due to the death of his mother, 15 yr old Charley must live with his unloving bully father. Out of loneliness, Charley strikes up an illicit romance with 29 yr old Eban. When their families find out, they must make a life altering decision. Written by Anonymous

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Should age really matter if you love someone?

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$30,000 (estimated)

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$4,094 (USA) (14 December 2001)

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$26,114 (USA) (25 January 2002)
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Refreshing alternative to "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss"
17 January 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is a small quiet film that never sensationalizes the subject matter - pedophilia?? It has some sound problems that are glaring at times but that didn't stop me from enjoying the movie. Although it was slow, I felt that it was quite sweet, a little creepy, and even suspenseful at times. It was shot digitally like many great movies of it's kind are (i.e. Chuck and Buck) but I assume it was never transferred to film since I saw a not so great video projection in the east village.

I would recommend this low budget dv flick to anyone who hates big happy gay hollywood movies that never deal with anything touchy or interesting. There's not a lot of movement, locations, or characters to be mesmerized by

  • but minimalist nature of the story really works if you let it. I believe


it was a bold and conscious move on the director's part and I truly respect him for that. I wouldn't mind seeing it again.


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