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Whirlwind (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 12 October 2007 (USA)
After being dumped, Drake takes out his pain on a tight group of gay friends through temptation and deceit, will he succeed in destroying their lives?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Anderson ...
Desmond
Desmond Dutcher ...
JD
Mark Ford ...
Mick
David A. Rudd ...
Drake (as David Rudd)
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Bobby
Bryan West ...
Sean
Michael Paternostro ...
Louis
Robbie Cain ...
Adam
Stephen Smith ...
Wayne
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Fiona (as Karmine Alers-Greco)
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Renee
Laura Taylor ...
Lauren
Valentine Ryder ...
Robert
Jim Horvath ...
Owen
Clifton Oliver ...
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A hot, young and charming man with ulterior motives enters the lives of a tight-knit group of gay men in New York City and at first adds excitement and intrigue to their group, but events soon spiral out of control as he deliberately attempts to destroy their relationships. Both touching and funny, WHIRLWIND is a subtle and honest depiction of thirty-something gay men and the crossroads they must face. Written by Jason Brown

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Things change.

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Drama | Romance

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12 October 2007 (USA)  »

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Cyclone  »

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$3,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

Near the end of the movie when Sean (Bryan West) goes to Drake's (David Rudd) place for a drink, as Drake brings the drinks over to where Sean is sitting, you can clearly see a microphone body pack transmitter attached to Drake's jeans. A later scene following that one shows Bobby (Alexis Suarez) and Sean (Bryan West) arguing about the previous night. As Bobby throws his duffel bag on the bed, you can see his microphone body pack transmitter attached to the back of his jeans. See more »

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Sexy Beast
Written by FL Jones and Myer Lansky
Performed by FL Jones
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Too little reality
23 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most films in the LGBT genre are not good. 'Whirlwind' is no exception. Full of shallow characters & clichés. The script is very superficial & pretentious. It could have worked if they had focused on one storyline or one idea, but it is so full of characters & story lines, you can never truly invest yourself to anyone or anything. The acting is very stiff & seems melodramatic, forced, and amateur. Overall, the film fails on all levels. Even the sex scenes are not believable.

I would love to say I enjoy more movies like this, but most are awful! I wish the GLBT community would demand better entertainment, but it seems like naked bodies & sex are all we are ever given (and too bad most of us are appeased by that).

If you're looking for a "gay" movie with substance, see 'Save Me', also from 2008.


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