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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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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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San Francisco, 1985  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jennifer: Need to find you a real man.
Molly: And what's a "real" man?
Jennifer: One with hair on his titties.
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Never 2 Late
Written and Performed by Calculated X
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Published by Sample and Hold Music (BMI)
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Tired and Unoriginal
8 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Though technically well done and visually adept, even stunning at times, Test adds nothing new to the genre of mid 80s HIV cinema. Test is a step up from Chris Mason's 2008 film, The New Twenty, but suffers from the same lack of original story.

The trailer led me to believe I was going to see a movie that was as much or more about dance as it was about HIV. This was not the case. What dancing there was was the highlight of the film.

Scott Marlowe plays the lead role, Frankie, superbly. It is unfortunate that he was not given a more interesting story to tell.

In the end Test plays like a safe-sex public service announcement done with edgy flair.

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