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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 »

Director:

Gilbert Cates

Writers:

Laura Z. Hobson (based on the novel by), John McGreevey (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlo Thomas ... Tess Lynd
Martin Sheen ... Ken Lynd
Barry Tubb ... Jeff Lynd
Talia Balsam ... Margie
Ben Piazza ... Dr. Mark Waldo
John Terlesky ... Pete Roberts
Corinne Camacho ... Claire (as Corinne Michaels)
Matthew Laurance ... Nate
Joseph Adams ... Stu
Richard Sargent Richard Sargent ... Pat Malone
Thomas Peacocke Thomas Peacocke ... Dr. Daniels
Moira Walley-Beckett ... Sue Wister (as Moira Walley)
Jeff Irvine Jeff Irvine ... Hank
Dave Sayer Dave Sayer ... Counterman
Rebecca Staples 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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Laura Z. Hobson admitted that her novel closely paralleled her own process in accepting her son Christopher's realization that he was gay. See more »

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[first lines]
Ken Lynd: All right Pat. Just one picture.
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this is a great movie about a son coming out to his family
31 May 2004 | by johncharles67See all my reviews

this movie is atrue example of a boy how had to come to realize he is gay and does not know how to deal with it. as we all have gone through this back in those days it was difficult for the whole family. but this movie gives us an insite of one parent coming to deal with the boys situation and the other who cannot.i saw this movie on TV here in Australia quite a few years ago and i still admire it and the wat it dealt with this situation. i give it 5 stars because when it was shown people in general could not deal with the fact their son or daughter were gay. still thought it was a disease or mental problem. i know i went through this and just left home and moved to a place where i was not know and eventually my family came to deal with it and all is OK now thanks charles ps. i am 70 years old now


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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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