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Tom Peters looks back to 1978, the year in high school that he came out of the closet. Tom's mom is both sweet and intrusive, urging him to take out girls. She also drags him to her disco-dancing lessons. His friendship with Matt becomes... See more »

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Tom
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Melissa
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Mr. Reese
Russell Scott Lewis ...
Matt
Robin Stapler ...
Denise
Robb Willoughby ...
Teddie
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Bryan
Wendy Brokaw ...
Nadia
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Dance Instructor
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Self - Speaker of the House of Representatives (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
John Briggs ...
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Warren Burger ...
Self - Chief Justice of the United States (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Self - President of the United States (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
David Eisenhower ...
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Julie Nixon Eisenhower ...
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Self - Second Lady of the United States (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Self - Vice President of the United States (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Self - President of the United States (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

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Robert Lee King ... (directed by)

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Robert Lee King ... (written by)
 
Mike Werb ... (story editor)

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Richard Hoffman ... producer (produced by)
John Peter James ... producer (produced by)
Robert Lee King ... producer (produced by)

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Wendall J. Yuponce ... (music by)

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Greg Gardiner ... director of photography

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Paul McCudden ... (edited by)

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Laurie Grotstein ... assistant editor
Mark Lass ... negative cutter
Jack Lockwood ... color timer: Consolidated Film Industries
Boyd Steer ... negative cutter

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Lou Goldstein ... (casting by: Paradoxe Casting) (as Louis Goldstein)
Joyce Mayo ... (casting by: Paradoxe Casting) (as Joyce Maio)

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Leslie Brown ... (as Les Brown)

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Tania Khanschassoff

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Neal San Teguns

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Stacey Jo Woods ... hair stylist / makeup artist

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Laurie Blavin ... second assistant director
Larry Litton ... first assistant director
Matthew Pook ... first assistant director

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Don Burt ... carpenter
Neil Fenn ... graphic designer
Eric Press ... art assistant

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Rick Arbuckle ... sound editor
Gregg Baxter ... supervising sound editor
Linda Perry ... boom operator
Mary Louise Rodgers ... foley artist (as Mary Rodgers)
Michael Salvetta ... foley artist (as Mike Anthony Salvetta)
Michael Shapiro ... boom operator
Jon Taylor ... re-recording mixer
Stephen Tibbo ... additional boom operator
Pat Toma ... production sound mixer

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Joan Adlen ... still photographer
Patrick Barry ... dolly grip
Mark Basler ... dolly grip
Stephenie Blakemore ... best boy (as Stephanie Blakemore)
Beth Cotter ... first assistant camera
Heather Fairfield ... first assistant camera
Garett Griffin ... camera operator / key grip
Amy Hobie ... first assistant camera
Jenny Hwozdek ... electrician
Greg Kidd ... second assistant camera
Derrick Kolus ... gaffer
Chris Thornton ... grip (as J. Christoper Thornton)
Susan Zwilling ... first assistant camera (as Sue Zwilling)

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Ellen Allan ... wardrobe supervisor

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Rick Arbuckle ... music editor
Brady L. Benton ... music consultant
John Rotondi ... engineer: Studio Malibu

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Jessica Lichtner ... script supervisor

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Michael Burnette ... transportation (as Mark Burnett)

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Deborah Downey ... production assistant
Brad Kubisen ... production coordinator
Raoul M. Moreau ... production assistant
Jean Schomaker ... choreographer
Rafi Stephan ... production assistant
Christine Van Michael ... production assistant

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Fran Banich ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Jeff Berke ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Beverly Bielen ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Ardis Bonozo ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Kathy Boyd ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Don Buckles ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
John Clairmont ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Eddie Collins ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Gary Cowan ... the producers wish to give special thanks to (as Gary and Joella Cowan)
Joella Cowan ... the producers wish to give special thanks to (as Gary and Joella Cowan)
Ginny Davis ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
J.R. Delange ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Dick Eastwood ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Robert Figueroa ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Roy Kennish ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Bob King ... the producers wish to give special thanks to (as Bob and Marilyn King)
Marilyn King ... the producers wish to give special thanks to (as Bob and Marilyn King)
Gabe Kruks ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Susan Kuppe ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
David Landau ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Susan Lenti ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Tom McCormick ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Mike Minkow ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Rupert Nadeau ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Steve Ogden ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Laura Olsher ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Joe Pascal ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Brian Pierson ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Ed Popovitch ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Alison Sanford ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Jacqueline Stansbury ... the producers wish to give special thanks to (as Jackie Stansbury)
Jerry Vernig ... the producers wish to give special thanks to
Rich Wafer ... the producers wish to give special thanks to

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Plot Summary

Tom Peters looks back to 1978, the year in high school that he came out of the closet. Tom's mom is both sweet and intrusive, urging him to take out girls. She also drags him to her disco-dancing lessons. His friendship with Matt becomes his first love, and then Matt turns on Tom with homophobic venom. Later, Matt and Matt's new girlfriend trash the classroom of an effeminate teacher with more vicious homophobia. At first, Tom joins in heaping scorn on the teacher, then he has to decide if it isn't time to open the closet door. A crisis of sorts ensues with his mom, and disco proves to be a balm. Written by

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  • Годы диско (Russia)
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  • 30 min
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Trivia For the 2004 DVD reissue by Strand Releasing, the compilation title changed to "Boys Life: Three Tales of Lust, Love, Libidos and Liberation". See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Dance (Disco Heat) See more »

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