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Impure Thoughts (1986)

PG | | Comedy | 30 November 1986 (USA)
Four male friends are reunited after not being in contact with each other for several years. However, the meeting place is Purgatory, the afterlife state of limbo between heaven and hell. ... See full summary »

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Michael A. Simpson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Putch ... Danny Stubbs
Terry Beaver Terry Beaver ... William Miller
Brad Dourif ... Kevin Harrington
Lane Davies ... Steve Barrett
Benji Wilhoite Benji Wilhoite ... Young Bill Miller
J.J. Sacha J.J. Sacha ... Young Danny Stubbs
Sam McPhaul Sam McPhaul ... Young Kevin Harrington
Jason Jones Jason Jones ... Young Steve Barrett
Mary Nell Santacroce Mary Nell Santacroce ... Sister Gertrude
Mary Beth McDonough ... Sister Juliet
Sandra Dorsey ... Sister Othilda
Randi Layne Randi Layne ... Sister Joan of Arc
Muriel Moore Muriel Moore ... Sister Edmunda
Carol Haynes Carol Haynes ... Sister Scholastica
Donna Smith Donna Smith ... Sister Alta
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Four male friends are reunited after not being in contact with each other for several years. However, the meeting place is Purgatory, the afterlife state of limbo between heaven and hell. In Purgatory, these friends reflect on their pasts while they were living. They especially focus on their years in Catholic School and their coming of age. This film talks a lot about sexual issues. One of the characters is an 18-year old sent to Vietnam who dies without ever losing his virginity, and a middle-aged, homosexual alcoholic playwright who still has problems dealing with his identity. Written by Jocelyn Taylor <wb00004@worldbank.org>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atracción impura See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Impure Thoughts Was A Great Idea That Really Didn't Hold Up
21 October 1999 | by gitrichSee all my reviews

Some might like this film more than I, especially if you have attended a catholic middle school. It is about four men who have attended the same catholic school in 1960 and now find themselves in Purgatory. After some bantering back and forth, they begin to seriously compare experiences at the school. Impure Thoughts means well and actually held my interest for about 45 minutes. It does explore the coming of age and how the church views going through those difficult years.But I found myself not caring enough for the main characters, as children or as adults. Not a bad film, but could have been so much better.


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