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A pair of recently married gay men are threatened by one of the partners' brother, a religious fanatic who plots to murder them after being ostracized by his church.

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Arthur Sailes must have the courage to marry his beloved Ben Sheets and stand against the obstacles that face him. His brother, Victor, a devout Christian, plans to get himself reinstated into the church after they throw him out because his brother, Arthur, is gay. Written by Sam Mraovich

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Love calms the soul...and so does revenge.


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The role of Victor (played by Mike Haboush) was originally Victoria. Victoria was supposed to be the mother of Arthur. See more »

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The airplane shown taking off from "Vermont" is a FedEx cargo plane - which does not carry passengers. See more »

Quotes

Ben Sheets: Arthur! Our bike is gone!
Arthur Sailes: What? You locked it up, didn't you?
Ben Sheets: I asked you to lock it up for me last time, remember?
Arthur Sailes: Well - I thought I locked it up.
Ben Sheets: [shouts] Damn it, Arthur! I need to know that I can count on you!
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Wow... This was bad
25 October 2004 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

This movie was laughably bad. A friend rented it from Netflix and made me watch it. There are so many gaffes and goofs that it's impossible to even bother getting to know the characters and the plot. How about these for example...

The "Vermont Airport" surrounded by palm trees

Ben's miraculously appearing shirt during a phone conversation

The priest's palatial office... complete with a folding card table desk

There is a decent story hidden behind a very bad movie. But even if you look past the technical flaws, you'll find horrid acting and casting. I was most tickled by the casting of a flamboyantly gay actor to play the right-wing religious zealot brother. His opening scene, sitting in his immaculate apartment, stroking his kitty cat, was hilarious.

I applaud the writer/director/producer/editor/star/caterer/cast dentist/composer (and whatever else he did on this move) for actually getting a movie like this distributed. If you have nothing better to do, it could be a fun group movie or even the basis of a drinking game but don't rent it for a powerful story about homophobia and gay marriage.


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