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Consenting Adult (1985)

Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. His mum eventually listens to him and tries to understand his feelings, but ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tess Lynd
... Ken Lynd
... Jeff Lynd
... Margie
... Dr. Mark Waldo
... Pete Roberts
... Claire (as Corinne Michaels)
... Nate
... Stu
Richard Sargent ... Pat Malone
Thomas Peacocke ... Dr. Daniels
... Sue Wister (as Moira Walley)
Jeff Irvine ... Hank
Dave Sayer ... Counterman
Rebecca Staples ... Maribel
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Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. His mum eventually listens to him and tries to understand his feelings, but his dad would rather die, leaving a mother, her son, and his friend to work out the things Jeff and his dad never had the courage to discuss. Written by Christian Fieres <chris@waldfee.psycho.de>

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4 February 1985 (USA)  »

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The character of Tess (Marlo Thomas), a city-dwelling book editor in the novel, was transformed into a suburban stay-at-home mother in the film - ironic given Thomas' penchant for spotlighting feminism in her work. See more »

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Ken Lynd: All right Pat. Just one picture.
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A Fantastic TV Film! Young and Old Alike Will Benefit
22 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film when it came out on TV. I was thoroughly impressed with the way this subject was handled. Marlo should be very proud of her work. I was 26 when I saw this and think this is a film all young people should see when considering coming out to their parents.


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