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Straight-Jacket (2004)

 |  Comedy  |  4 March 2004 (USA)
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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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Guy Stone
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Rick Foster
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Saul Ornstein
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Freddie Stevens
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Victor
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Ray Verrine
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Moron #2
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Adam Greer and 'Carrie Preston' originated the roles of Rick and Sally in the stage play. See more »

Goofs

The wall telephone (in Guy's apartment), is not period. They didn't have phones like that until the late 60's. The phone cord is not accurate either. That phone appears to have a modular connection, and not the thick type cord in the older phones. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: [picks up phone, knows that it's Guy calling again:] You CAN'T get out of the marriage.
Guy Stone: Jerry! She is destroying my house, Jerry. She's giving away my things and she's always hovering with a tray of this God-awful lemonade.
Jerry: Your "Ben-Hur" contract stipulates TWELVE MONTHS of matrimony.
Guy Stone: I'm not going to make it Jerry. Where we're at home... she takes advantage.
Jerry: What? You slept with her? What was it like?
Guy Stone: Terrible! She's a total "bottom."
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No animals or homosexuals were injured in the making of this film. See more »

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Funny, smart and strangely endearing camp
11 November 2004 | by (Tacoma, Washington) – See all my reviews

Straight-Jacket is modern camp at its best. A well written script with witty dialogue reminiscent of the era it teases. The film would fall apart if it weren't for the deft handling of the homosexual aspect of the story; instead we are treated with a smart and strangely endearing film which ultimately turns into something of a love story. Loosely based on Rock Hudson's double life, our main character (a leading cinematic heartthrob) has to get married and make an attempt to tone down his lifestyle to cover the fact that he is gay. Set against the backdrop of 50's Americana and Hollywood blacklisting, the mix of comedy and emotion conspire to create a film which is most definitely memorable and absolutely enjoyable.


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