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Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)

Absent father, alcoholic brother Tim try to cope with life.

Director:

Ken Olin

Writer:

James Duff
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Sikking ... Phil Carter (as James B. Sikking)
Bibi Besch ... Lisa Carter
William McNamara ... Matt Carter
Jayne Brook ... Karen
David Byron David Byron ... Tom
Lori Loughlin ... Allison
Jim Carrey ... Tim Carter
Philip Linton Philip Linton ... Andy
Bennett Cale Bennett Cale ... Kyle
Richard Israel ... Student Actor
Mark Chaet ... Nick
Janice Lynde ... Judy
George Roth George Roth ... Dr. Norman
Parker Whitman Parker Whitman ... Gene
Danielle Michonne Danielle Michonne ... Cindy
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A young college student returns from Yale to introduce his fiancée to his family. While there, the relationships between the various family members are tested, and the secrets hidden behind the seemingly "perfect family" front are brought to light. Written by Caleb Spring <crs2481@acs.tamu.edu>

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Final performance by Philip Linton. The TV movie debuted on the Fox network (U.S.) exactly one month after his death. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Carter: [sniff] I don't, um, I don't understand how anyone could choose to be like this... I'm just... it is not to be understood.
Matt Carter: I didn't choose this. I am this. Mom, I didn't choose to be gay. Do you think I'd choose to be this different from everyone else? That I'd choose to make you and Dad this upset? That I'd choose to lose someone as beautiful and wonderful as Allison? And what about AIDS? I mean, suppose someone wanted to be gay, would they want to be gay now?
Lisa Carter: I don't know. And I don't want to ...
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References Rocky IV (1985) See more »

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17 June 2004 | by dave_panepintoSee all my reviews

Finally, this great TV movie is being released on DVD. Won't be out (pardon the pun) until September 7, 2004, same date as HBO's "Angels in America."

I really liked this when it first aired. It hit home for me, as a gay man who contemplated suicide in my youth. Often a part of the process of accepting yourself, despite the hatred and violence inflicted on GLBT persons. A test, I suppose. Failing at that attempt is the only way to pass. Truth must prevail, even if others--including those people you hold dear--do not wish to hear it. As though listening yourself is ever that easy.

Jim Carrey was amazing in this, and should have gotten him more serious roles. "Man in the Moon" was the closest to serious that he's done since this film. I hope he does more, since comedy can only take you so far. Oscars are won for dramas, typically.

Dave


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Faces in the Mirror See more »

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FNM Films See more »
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