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Dream Boy -- Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late 70's.

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Writers:
James Bolton (writer)
Jim Grimsley (novel)
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Release Date:
11 December 2008 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s. | Add synopsis »
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(15 articles)
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Ambitous, low-key gay love story See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Stephan Bender ... Nathan Davies

Thomas Jay Ryan ... Harland Davies

Diana Scarwid ... Vivian Davies

Tom Gilroy ... Preacher John
Maximillian Roeg ... Roy (as Max Roeg)

Randy Wayne ... Burke
Owen Beckman ... Randy

Rooney Mara ... Evelyn (as Tricia Mara)
Rickie Lee Jones ... Roy's Mother
Nick Ericson ... Brother Will
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michele Adams ... Mother of Three Kids (uncredited)
Robin Blanchard ... Cafeteria Worker (uncredited)
Sean M. Blanchard ... Student (uncredited)
Jaci LeJeune ... Student (uncredited)
Elizabeth Lynch ... Church Goer (uncredited)
Bridget Nichols ... Cafeteria Worker (uncredited)
Seth Nichols ... Boy in Church (uncredited)
Zach Nichols ... Student (uncredited)
Cindy Williamson ... Mrs. Niece (uncredited)

Directed by
James Bolton 
 
Writing credits
James Bolton (writer)

Jim Grimsley (novel)

Produced by
James Bolton .... producer
William Dosé .... associate producer
James Garbus .... executive producer
Herb Hamsher .... producer
Robert Kroupa .... executive producer
Terry Leonard .... co-producer
Katie Mustard .... co-producer
Katie Mustard .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Buckner (original music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Sarah Levy 
 
Film Editing by
Annette Davey 
Chris Houghton 
 
Casting by
Natasha Cuba 
 
Production Design by
James A. Gelarden 
 
Set Decoration by
Luci Leary  (as Lucy Leary)
 
Costume Design by
Ann Walters 
 
Makeup Department
Samantha M. Capps .... key make-up (as Samantha Capps)
Kent Richard .... key hair
Marcos Gonzales .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Kathy Chambless Oliver .... unit production manager (as Kathy Chambless)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Lunski .... second assistant director
Patrick McMahill .... second second assistant director
Caroline O'Brien .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Hunter Carter .... art production assistant
Andrew Klaus .... art production assistant (as Andy Klaus)
Daniel Lachman .... art production assistant
Noel Rideout .... art department swing
Rob Sawyer .... property master
Stephen Turner .... set dresser
Taylor Vineyard .... art production assistant
Taylor Vineyard .... storyboard artist
Andrew Klaus .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
Ty Landry .... swing (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tom Efinger .... sound mixer
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr engineer: Los Angeles
Michael Frohberg .... boom operator
Eric Gitelson .... adr engineer: New York
Erik H. Magnus .... production sound mixer (as Erik Magnus)
John Northcraft .... sound designer
John Marshall Smith .... score mixer
Eric Vierhaus .... dolby sound consultant
Steven Huerstel .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neal Bryant .... loader
Buddy Carr .... dolly grip
Andy Clapp .... gaffer
Chad Corey .... still photographer
David Harmon .... additional electric
Penelope Helmer .... second assistant camera (as Penny Helmer)
Daniel H. Jacobs .... additional electric (as Dan Jacobs)
Nick Leon .... key grip
Ian Lynch .... first assistant camera
Jonathan Meyer .... first assistant camera
Jerome Miller Jr. .... additional electric
Joseph Paolucci Jr. .... best boy electric (as Joe Paolucci)
Luke Smalley .... still photographer
Katie Stafford .... grip
Don Wegner .... best boy grip
Robb W. Turner .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joanne Bloom .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ashley Martin .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Saul Escobedo .... color timer
Gunnar McGrew .... assistant editor
Kristen Trattner .... digital intermediate color corrector
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Gary Weber .... negative cutter
Frank Pass .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
James Bolton .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
David Genthner .... driver (as Davis 'Doc' Genthner)
Marcus Kelley .... transportation captain
Ty Landry .... driver
Shawn Ramagos .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Derek Bourque .... production accountant
Chris Browne .... craft service manager
Michael Davie .... set production assistant
Robert M. Donaldson .... craft service manager (as Robert Donaldson)
Jessica Nicole Higgins .... intern (as Jessica Higgins)
Sharon Holeman .... set production assistant
Kevin Lorio .... set production assistant
R. James Mann .... set production assistant (as Russell James Mann)
Kevin Meier .... set production assistant
Kathleen Messmer .... script supervisor
Angela Mitchell .... set production assistant
Christopher Negron .... assistant to director
Win Riley .... location scout
Laura Rosaly .... production coordinator (as Laura J. Rosaly)
Claire Schexnayder .... set production assistant
Michael Edward Smith .... location manager (as Michael Smith)
Nick Trivundza .... end credits
Edgar Velez .... assistant to producers
Sam Reinis .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John David Allen .... special thanks
Ruben Bansie .... special thanks (as Ruben Bansie-Snellman)
Adam Baran .... special thanks
Terry Harmonica Bean .... special thanks (as Terry Bean)
Christopher S. Bender .... special thanks (as Chris Bender)
Melissa Bylsma .... special thanks
Anne Clements .... special thanks
Tom DeSanto .... special thanks
Corey Eubanks .... special thanks
Pepper Fajans .... special thanks
Patty Griffin .... special thanks
Ric Halpern .... special thanks
Amy Hobby .... special thanks
Gill Holland .... special thanks
Judy Irola .... special thanks
David Kitchens .... special thanks
Mari Kornhauser .... special thanks (as Professor Mari Kornhauser)
Allan Mindel .... special thanks
John Cameron Mitchell .... special thanks
Craig Ross .... special thanks
Nicholas Schenck .... special thanks
Heidi Snellman .... special thanks
Jesse Sykes .... special thanks
Todd Verow .... special thanks
Victoria Williams .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for sexual content, and some violence including a rape - involving teens
Runtime:
Germany:90 min (Berlin International Film Festival) | USA:88 min
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Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, expressed interest in investing in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Roy is in the barn with Nathan he puts a crate of jars onto a shelf, above Nathan's head. He stops to mention going on a camping trip to Nathan. Next you see him putting one of two sacks, which were on the ground moments ago, up onto that high shelf. The second one is up there already and the crate of jars is now pushed neatly to the left.See more »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Ambitous, low-key gay love story, 23 May 2011
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Shy teenager Nathan (Stephen Bender) moves into the deep South with his parents. Right next door to him is teenager Roy (Max Roeg) who is out-going and friendly. They form a friendship which quickly turns into a physical relationship. Naturally they can't tell anybody. Half way through things about Nathan become clearer--and more disturbing--and the movie gets dark.

I read the book years ago and loved it but I hated the ending cause it's so ambiguous. I bought this movie cautiously because I didn't think it could be as good as the book and I was curious HOW they would end it. Well the movie IS as good as the book. It's low-key but the book was too. Bender and Roeg perfectly play two teenage boys in love--you can see the confusion and passion in their faces. The sex scenes are very tastefully done (nothing remotely graphic) and these two are so obviously not teens it's not disturbing to watch. I also like how their kissing and having sex is treated so casually--as it should. It (sort of) retains the ambiguous ending of the book. Like I said I hated that ending but I'm glad the movie didn't change it. All the acting is good--Roeg especially. He has the wonderful actress Theresa Russell as his mom and obviously inherited her acting abilities. There's some beautiful cinematography and a good music score too. Low-key and somewhat disturbing but effective. I give it a 7.

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