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Parting Glances (1986)

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 »

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Bill Sherwood

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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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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

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Rondo Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Daniel Haughey, who portrayed Commendatore (the man in the suit of armor), was also the casting director. See more »

Quotes

Michael: What I think will really help is if I get a word processor.
Dave: Ah, yes, a venerable instrument.
Michael: Kind of speed up the 'ol writing. What do you recommend?
Dave: Well, I know a dealer out in Queens. IBM, with everything... $4,000, includes the printer.
Michael: No. Less. Less. Mucho less.
Dave: Wait a few years till the prices come down?
Michael: I don't wanna wait.
Dave: You know what I suggest?
Michael: Yeah?
Dave: Just write.
[...]
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Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

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House of the Rising Detective
Written & Performed by Mike Nolan & Paul Jacob
Courtesy of Bisque Productions
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Friendship is a Haven
6 June 1999 | by CBW-2See all my reviews

I think that Parting Glances is a brilliant film. One thing I can add to the other comments on this film is to say that I think Parting Glances resonates so strongly with everyone because it is primarily a film about relationships, particularly friendship. The characters just happen to be gay, even though it spares no details about their lives. This approach actually gives more integrity and advocacy to the characters' lives. I can't tell you how refreshing this elevation of tone was to me. Nick and Michael admit that their short affair quickly turned to friendship. If you have ever had a real friend, someone you see and understand and who sees and understands you, you will relate to Nick and Michael, no matter what your sexual orientation. Plus, the texture of the film is so rich -- with scenes funny, touching, sad, biting and complex.

I agree with the user comment made by Helena that Bill Sherwood is a great director. I too was very saddened by his early death.


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