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In 1985, a gay dance understudy hopes for his on-stage chance while fearing the growing AIDS epidemic.

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Frankie
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Todd
Evan Boomer ...
Tyler
Kevin Clarke ...
Bill
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Walt
Rory Hohenstein ...
Tommy
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Dr. Corbett (as Damon Sperber)
Myles Thatcher ...
Sam
Katherine Wells ...
Molly
Sergio Benvindo ...
Sergio
Madison Keesler ...
Jennifer
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Cabbie (as Andre Matthieu)
James Sofranko ...
David
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Storyline

San Francisco, 1985: Frankie confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company as he embarks on a budding relationship with Todd, a veteran dancer in the same company and the bad boy to Frankie's innocent. As Frankie and Todd's friendship deepens, they navigate a world of risk - it's the early years of the epidemic - but also a world of hope, humor, visual beauty and musical relief. Written by Production

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Dance like a man. San Francisco. 1985.

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4 April 2014 (Poland)  »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,473 (USA) (13 June 2014)

Gross:

$18,172 (USA) (27 June 2014)
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Quotes

Todd: Look at these.
Frankie: Hickeys?
Todd: Yup.
Frankie: Who gave 'em to you?
Todd: Some guy.
Frankie: Does he have a name?
Todd: Probably.
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Connections

References Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Several Styles of Blonde Girls Dancing
Written by Mark Thomas Gane and Martha Helen Johnson
Performed by Martha and The Muffins
Courtesy of Muffin Music, Ltd.
Published by EMI Virgin Ltd. (SOCAN)
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typical mid-80s gay movie with good acting and directing
16 February 2014 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

without high expectations, you can have good time with this movie. direction is nice, and atmosphere is cool. san francisco gay scene looks nice, but i don't feel enough paranoia to empathize with characters. it feels like movie tries to tell aids crisis, and how people felt its burden on their shoulders but you end up watching almost 20 minutes of gay ballet/dancing scenes over and over again.

cinematography is classy. amateur looking actors are doing very well jobs. not the best gay themed movie of the year (that one is stranger by the lake for sure) or aids/HIV movie (and that one is dallas buyers club) but still very enjoyable experience. director chris mason johnson will probably make better movies than this one.


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