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Buddies (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama | 31 October 1985 (West Germany)
The film follows a New York City gay man, in a monogamous relationship, becoming a "buddy" or a volunteer friend to another gay man dying of AIDS and the friendship that develops.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Geoff Edholm Geoff Edholm ... Robert Willow
David Schachter David Schachter ... David Bennett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Damon Hairston Damon Hairston ... Gym instructor
Joyce Korn Joyce Korn ... Lynn
Billy Lux Billy Lux ... Edward
David Rose David Rose ... Steve
Libby Saines Libby Saines ... Mrs. Bennett
Susan Schneider Susan Schneider ... Sylvia Douglas
Tracy Vivat Tracy Vivat ... Nurse
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The film follows a New York City gay man, in a monogamous relationship, becoming a "buddy" or a volunteer friend to another gay man dying of AIDS and the friendship that develops.

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Beautiful
3 August 2018 | by jeffolmstedSee all my reviews

Mournful, angry, funny, smart, even sexy. Good score too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1985 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Venner See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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$27,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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