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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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Drama | Music | Romance

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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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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

Director Bill Sherwood's sole film, before his death from AIDS in 1990. See more »

Quotes

[describing her experimental night in college sleeping with two gay men]
Betty: It wasn't like they took turns. It was all at once. Every which way. Rather like a marvelous pretzel.
Michael: Ooh. Pretzelingus.
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Death Comet Drive
Written and Performed by Arbright, Diekman and Shimokawa
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A Refreshing Movie From the '80s
28 December 2000 | by jaiken007See all my reviews

Parting Glances is a wonderful film. Steve Buscemi plays a man who has AIDS but this is not an AIDS movie, it is a movie about love and friendship. John Bolger, who later played Gabe McNamara a police chief on the soap opera Another World, plays a man who is leaving his lover to take a job in Africa. His reasons for leaving are examined and challenged all to the tune of a delightful score by Brahms with Mozart in counterpoint. A visit from a character from Don Giovanni provides a delightful interlude. Fans of The Drew Carey show will enjoy the performance of Kathy Kinney in a role that is almost a mirror image of Mimi.


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