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Latter Days (2003)

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A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Taylor (as Rebekah Jordan)
Linda Pine ...
Bob Gray ...
Susan's Husband
Judee Morton ...
Noreen (as Judith Morton Fraser)


Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are perhaps the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a passionate young Elder (a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family and church proud. Christian is a shallow West Hollywood waiter/party boy who only looks forward to what man the next night will bring to him. After Aaron and three other Elders move into the apartment across from his, Christian's friends make a bet that he can't get one of them into the sack, so he instantly latches onto Aaron, suspecting there is more than meets the eye to him. There are two problems, though: Christian finds himself questioning his own identity as he falls in love with Aaron and the Mormon Church treats homosexuality as a sinful lifestyle. When Aaron's burgeoning sexuality is discovered, they will have to go through trials of regret, loss, perseverance, and forgiveness if they want to get to the thing that matters to them most: each other. Written by Will

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Aaron prays. Christian plays... Opposites attract.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 July 2004 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

A Tentação de Aaron  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,956 (USA) (6 February 2004)


$819,939 (USA) (2 July 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Through researching his role as a man with AIDS, Erik Palladino discovered that some of the medications his character was taking would cause at least some hair loss. Therefore, he took a pair of clippers to his own hair to create bald spots, although he shot all of his scenes in one day. See more »


When Aaron puts the first bandage on Christian, he puts the lower part over the "strap", in the next take (as we see him putting on the second bandage), we see the first bandage has been put on properly. See more »


[first lines]
Elder Aaron Davis: When I first came to Los Angeles, it looked like just this mass of dots... all jumbled and disconnected. It was pretty disorienting.
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Crazy Credits

A Special Thank You to... The Erik Palladino Screening Room and His Xylophone Backup Singers See more »


Version of Reason Thirteen (1998) See more »


Hymn for Those Left Behind
Written by C. Jay Cox and Eric Allaman
Performed by Shannon Moore
Produced by Rudy Guess, Eric Allaman and Michael Lloyd
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by far the best "gay" movie produced

Latter days is the best gay movie of the homosexual genre. Most of the films entail sappy stories, one night stands, and let us not forget infamous baseball teams? Latter days actually contains male affection beyond the kiss in the dark, and quite graphic material that made me wonder whether the film belonged at Blockbuster or badpuppy.com. The films emotional journey is what sets it above the rest in the genre. Not until this film had I seen a story of such intense passion and love, and the torture that it can bring. I think when people cry during movies they should be beaten, but I found myself sobbing throughout several scenes because of the realistic nature of the world in which we live. I suggest every gay male see this film, and if you have a boyfriend, thank him...

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