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Lucky Bastard -- When his stodgy boyfriend leaves town, Rusty has a chance encounter with a handsome though seedy drifter, Denny.

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Everett Lewis (writer)
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Rusty is a successful architect with the life of his dreams. However, when his boyfriend leaves town, Rusty meets a mysterious drifter names Denny who opens Rusty up to a strange new world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Patrick Tatten ... Rusty

Dale Dymkoski ... Denny

Timothy Ryan Cole ... Garret (as Timothy Cole)

Johnny Kostrey ... Daniel

Norma Louise ... Sandra
Nina Manni ... Patsy
Jane Fleiss ... Mrs. Howell

Ivar Brogger ... Mr. Howell

Nathan Sutton ... Roger - drug dealer

Lorin Doctor ... Waitress

Clint Keepin ... Convenience Store Clerk
Sarah Hamblin ... Bridesmaid
Jennifer Montgomery ... Bridesmaid - passed out

Directed by
Everett Lewis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Everett Lewis  writer

Produced by
Scott Arundale .... producer
Charles Myers .... co-producer
Robert Shulevitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
William V. Malpede 
 
Cinematography by
Linda Brown 
 
Production Design by
Mimi Maxmen 
 
Costume Design by
Mimi Maxmen 
 
Music Department
Garret Scullin .... music supervisor
 

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USA:90 min
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Trivia:
Much of the dialog is taken from real life conversations writer/director Everett Lewis had. Denny's monologue detailing how he became involved with drugs and sex work comes directly from a man Lewis met who was in Alcoholics Anonymous.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Denny leads Rusty to the wine section, he puts an arm around Rusty's shoulder. After a cut his arm is down.See more »
Quotes:
Denny:Rusty is kind. He really likes me. He wants to take care of me.See more »
Soundtrack:
Take Me OverSee more »

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9 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Horribly amateur, 2 August 2010
Author: dovajorth from United States

I've seen a lot of gay films, and many of them have been just okay. This one, however, was just plain bad.

There is absolutely no way any sensible person would give a meth addict $200. There is no way any sensible person would claim to have fallen in love with someone he picked up in a convenience store (especially someone in a supposed committed relationship). There is no way any sensible person would then allow that meth addict to say, "I'm yours, but you don't own me. I can fool around with whoever I want."

The implausibilities in the story are the film's major weakness. The bad acting would run a close second. The guy who plays Denny is all smirk and swagger, looking like the love child of Sting and Neil Patrick Harris. He is a complete douchebag with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. What does Rusty know about him that causes him to fall in love? That he's HIV+. And that's about it. Some argued in their review that Denny is somehow damaged and Rusty feels the need to "fix" him in the same way he restores old houses. I don't buy that at all; if that was the intent of the writer/director, it should have been set up a hell of a lot better in the early part of the film.

The actor playing Rusty is wooden and bland. At no time do we see the torture he is supposed to be suffering that leads him into this destructive relationship with Denny (which is really an extended one- night stand).

I could go on and on, but it would be as pointless as this piece of crap film.

The score, by William V. Malpede, alternates between haunting and intense. It's fantastic, and by far the only redeeming aspect of this film.

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