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Our Sons (1991)

Donald is a young man dying of AIDS. His lover, James, asks his mother to go to Fayetteville, Arkansas and tell Donald's mother, who has been estranged from her son for years.

Director:

John Erman

Writers:

William Hanley, Micki Dickoff (documentary Too Little, Too Late)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann-Margret ... Luanne Barnes
Julie Andrews ... Audrey Grant
Hugh Grant ... James
Zeljko Ivanek ... Donald Barnes
Tony Roberts ... Harry
Hal England Hal England ... Charley
Loyda Ramos ... Patient's Wife
Annabelle Weenick ... Nurse
Lisa Blake Richards Lisa Blake Richards ... Female Bar Patron
Essex Smith Essex Smith ... Trailer Park Manager
Frank Whiteman Frank Whiteman ... George
Elizabeth Austin Elizabeth Austin ... Sally
George Whiteman George Whiteman ... Male Bar Patron
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Donald Barnes (Zeljko Ivanek) is dying of A.I.D.S.. His lover, James (Hugh Grant), asks his mother, Audrey Grant (Dame Julie Andrews), to go to Fayetteville, Arkansas and tell Donald's mother, Luanne (Ann-Margret), who has been estranged from her son for years. Written by Randy Goldebrg <gaellon@inch.com>

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Trivia

Dame Julie Andrews portrayed Hugh Grant's mother, using her usual voice, an upper crust British accent, while Grant, also British, portrays Andrews' son, with an American accent. See more »

Quotes

[about why his lover won't tell his mother that he's dying of AIDS]
James: He'd rather not tell her than risk her not caring.
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Crazy Credits

Suggested by the Documentary "Too Little, Too Late" by Micki Dickoff See more »

Connections

References White Heat (1949) See more »

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Two Great Stars Team for the First Time in Controversial TV Movie...
17 July 2006 | by Isaac5855See all my reviews

In OUR SONS, Oscar winner Julie Andrews made her TV movie debut as a wealthy socialite who is asked by her gay son (Hugh Grant) to travel to the town of Fayetteville to find the mother (Ann-Margret) of his lover (Zeljko Ivanek), who is dying of AIDS and wants to see his mother before he dies. This movie shows all four characters going through a myriad of emotions as not only does Andrews have to deal with the fact that her own son is gay and that his lover is dying, she is forced into bonding with this stranger, who not only knew nothing about her son being gay, but now that she knows, wants nothing to do with him and seems curiously unmoved by the fact that her son is dying. Also complicating matters is a clash of social classes as Andrews finds Ann-Margret's character to be uneducated white trash who resents this wealthy woman's intrusion into her life, which ignites some very powerful emotions between the two women. Equally moving are the scenes between the two lovers. This movie is well-directed and acted and brings up quite a few unpleasant questions regarding homosexuality and AIDS. An adult motion picture drama that tackles some unpleasant subject matter but is well worth watching for the adult and open minded movie viewer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Too Little, Too Late See more »

Filming Locations:

Van Buren, Arkansas, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (US DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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