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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tye Olson ...
Danny Wheeler
Kyle Clare ...
Carter Melman
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Andy
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Miriam Wheeler
Jeffrey Lee Woods ...
Stephen Melman
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Mr. Frank (as William C. Mitchell)
Ian Rhodes ...
Danny Wheeler (older)
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Allan
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The Principal
Brandon Lybrand ...
Henry
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Coach Brown
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Donnert
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Perez
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A story about two classmates - one smart and openly gay and the other school swimming star. They grow as friends and discover their attraction to each other. This story has been told many times but the characters in this version are very endearing.

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15 November 2009 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Aquarela - As Cores de Uma Paixão  »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,207 (USA) (22 January 2010)

Gross:

$5,343 (USA) (26 March 2010)
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Goofs

The jigsaw piece Carter gave to Danny in the hospital scene has a different shape from the jigsaw piece Danny inserted as the last missing piece into Carters puzzle later. See more »

Quotes

Carter Melman: You don't know me! You don't know anything!
Danny Wheeler: Yeah, sure, I don't know anything. But at least I know how I feel.
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In the end-credits cast list, Sherilyn Henderson is listed twice as a High School Student. See more »

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One of the best gay themed movies ever !!!
1 June 2010 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This is a phenomenal and beautifully shot film about young gay romance. It is a gripping, dramatic, and moving portrayal of discovery and new love. I mean everything was utterly amazing: from the actors' performances (especially the Danny character), to the cinematography and even the haunting score playing all throughout. The movie is longer than most (almost 2 hours) but you honestly don't feel it because the story is so captivating and engaging. This is by far one of the best films ever made in this genre of gay themed dramas. There are scenes depicting sexuality with the unbelievably beautiful body of the swimmer character, but they are done tastefully and shot with an entrancing artistry. If there were Oscars for in-dies like this, I'd award it all the top honors. Highly recommended to the point I will compare all future films of the genre to this one! Truly a gay classic with an above average production value !


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