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The Everlasting Secret Family (1988)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | September 1989 (USA)
A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The young man quickly realizes that he can hold this place, with all its perks, only as long... See full summary »

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Youth
Drew Norman ...
Oil Boy
Dennis Miller ...
Eric, the Chauffeur
Arthur Dignam ...
Senator
Alan Carey ...
Doctor at Oval
Ken Keen ...
Headmaster
Marcus Cornelius ...
Teacher at Oval
Heather Mitchell ...
Wife
Michael Winchester ...
School Teacher
Louis Nowra ...
Shop Assistant
Dominic Barry ...
Bell Captain
Paul Davies ...
Waiter #1
Allan Penney ...
Gardener
Victor Ramon ...
Maitre'd #1
Michael Kozuki ...
Mr. Akutangana
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A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The young man quickly realizes that he can hold this place, with all its perks, only as long as he is young. He has no other function than being young. With the help of an aged judge, the young man, referred to only as The Lover, contrives a plan to make a change in the way of the world, a plan that will take him years to realize. To succeed, he must manipulate, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, the senator, his wife, the family chauffeur (who was, when young, a lover), and, by implication, the entire well-planned and controlling everlasting secret family. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Paul Goddard's character ("The Son") tells Mark Lee ("The Youth") that he would love to see the site of the Battle of Gallipoli someday. Mark Lee starred in the film of Gallipoli (1981) with Mel Gibson. See more »

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During his first encounter at the hotel, the Youth's grip on his creme de menthe glass changes between shots. See more »

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Featured in The Hidden History of Homosexual Australia (2005) See more »

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Dreadful music in the background totally unnecessary

The casting is OK. The story is just OK. The camera work in OK. The best part of the movie for me was how they aged the one young actor over a twenty or so year span of time for the story being told. He did look very young and middle aged. If a person has had a sheltered or Norman Rockwell picture book life, some of this will be a bit shocking. I would have liked to have seen a bit more of the pushing the envelope. This cast could have handled a bit more of the walk on the dark side. It really was not any more daring in the action scenes than most movies of today which have boy/girl love scenes. Please lose the awful music.


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