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Straight-Jacket (2004)

In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

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Guy Stone
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Sally Stone
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Rick Foster
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Jerry Albrecht
Victor Raider-Wexler ...
Saul Ornstein
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Freddie Stevens
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Victor
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Waiter
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Ray Verrine
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Moron #2
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Betty Bright
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Starlet
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Tourist
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Crewman
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In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

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Fame... Money... Girls... What's his secret?

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4 March 2004 (USA)  »

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Saia Justa  »

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$2,888 (USA) (3 December 2004)

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$45,463 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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Trivia

Jackie Hoffman, who originated the role of Jerry in the stage play, was asked to reprise her role, but couldn't due to her appearance in "Hairspray: The Musical." See more »

Goofs

The sign on the Post Office says United States Postal Service. The USPS didn't exist in the 1950s. At that time it was the United States Post Office. See more »

Quotes

Viola: Hey, baby. You want a date?
Freddie Stevens: No, But I'll take a blow job.
Viola: I'll take a ten.
Freddie Stevens: Five.
Viola: Ten.
Freddie Stevens: Seven.
Viola: Ten.
Freddie Stevens: Eight-fifty.
Viola: Ten.
Freddie Stevens: Nine-twenty-five.
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No animals or homosexuals were injured in the making of this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Police Detective March
Music by Stephen Edwards (as Thaddeus Hillary)
Provided by 5 Alarm Music
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Slight low-budget comedy
9 March 2006 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

"Straight-jacket" is a slight low-budget comedy. And I don't mean that in any patronizing way. There is absolutely nothing wrong with making a funny movie with little or no pretensions. So, all that aside, this is an amusing, charming and pretty forgettable effort. The dialogue is witty and occasionally hilarious, acting decent and in case of Veronica Cartwright, right on a spot(she has an impeccable timing). As far as script goes it has its ups and downs. Can't really make up its mind. Bit of screwball, bit of satire and a big pinch of preachy melodrama in the end. Nice little mixture of different genre for everybody's taste. To conclude it's a sparkly cocktail that goes flat unless you drink it very fast.


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