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Parting Glances (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 19 February 1986 (USA)
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As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Sherwood

Writer:

Bill Sherwood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Ganoung Richard Ganoung ... Michael
John Bolger ... Robert
Steve Buscemi ... Nick
Adam Nathan Adam Nathan ... Peter
Kathy Kinney ... Joan
Patrick Tull ... Cecil
Yolande Bavan Yolande Bavan ... Betty
Andre Morgan Andre Morgan ... Terry
Richard Wall Richard Wall ... Douglas
Jim Selfe Jim Selfe ... Douglas's Sidekick
Kristin Moneagle Kristin Moneagle ... Sarah
John Siemens John Siemens ... Dave
Bob Koherr ... Sam (as Bob Kohrherr)
Theodore Ganger Theodore Ganger ... Klaus
Nada Nada ... Liselotte
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Storyline

As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing with their circle of eccentric friends, including Nick, who is living with AIDS. Written by Travis Spence <00tdspence@bsuvc.bsu.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | German | Polish

Release Date:

19 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abschiedsblicke See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,232, 23 February 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$537,681
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rondo Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film to be restored by the Outfest Legacy Project, in 2007. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Straight guys are jerks. Gay guys are jerks. Straight women are jerks. That leaves lesbians. And they're up in their ivory tower somewhere laughing their heads off at the rest of us.
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Piano Quartet G Minor Op. 25
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by The Arden Trio and Jesse Levine
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The quintessential gay NYC movie!
1 January 2001 | by deepgloatSee all my reviews

It's been almost 15 years since "Parting Glances" was first released and ten years since I last saw it, but today I just finished watching the newly-released DVD and was charmed all over again by this wonderful movie. Superbly acted, wonderfully scripted and confidently directed, this engaging story of two lovers at a crossroads in their relationship has held up remarkably well over the years. Sadly, this was director Sherwood's one and only film; he died a few years later of AIDS, disillusioned by the difficulties of getting movies made in Hollywood.

The DVD transfer is crystal-clear and includes some interesting production notes that only add to the experience of watching Sherwood's singular masterpiece. Whether you're gay or straight, if you appreciate the art of cinema you owe it to yourself to add this sweet little film to your movie collection.


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