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The Sum of Us (1994)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 8 March 1995 (USA)
A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

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David Stevens (play), David Stevens (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Thompson ... Harry Mitchell
Russell Crowe ... Jeff Mitchell
John Polson ... Greg
Deborah Kennedy Deborah Kennedy ... Joyce Johnson
Joss Moroney Joss Moroney ... Young Jeff
Mitch Mathews Mitch Mathews ... Gran
Julie Herbert Julie Herbert ... Mary
Des James Des James ... Football Coach
Mick Campbell Mick Campbell ... Footballer
Donny Muntz Donny Muntz ... Ferry Captain
Jan Adele Jan Adele ... Barmaid
Rebekah Elmaloglou ... Jenny Johnson
Lola Nixon Lola Nixon ... Desiree
Sally Cahill Sally Cahill ... Greg's Mother
Bob Baines ... Greg's Father
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Storyline

Set in Sydney, Australia. A (heterosexual) father and his gay son are trying to find Ms/Mr Right respectively. The film shows their relationships with one another and the objects of their affection as tradgedy strikes. There is no overt 'message' in the film, just a very natural, entertaining story-telling. Written by Fred Curtis <fred@cs.su.oz.au>

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Taglines:

Dad's looking for Mr. Right, his son's looking for Mr. Right. [Australia Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Summe der Gefühle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 3,465,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$766,000, 16 March 2015

Gross USA:

$2,510,448, 30 June 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,530,888, 1 July 1996
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Harry: Why don't you get the young fella another whiskey, Jeff?
Greg: No, no really, I'm a two pot screamer.
Jeff Mitchell: I'm a bit like that myself, two and I'm anybody's.
Greg: Three and I'm everybody's.
Harry: Four and I'm nobody's.
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Rockin' Christmas
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Worth a look no matter what your sexuality ( or age ).
14 August 2006 | by Heff2001See all my reviews

The first time I saw this film I liked it for it's ability to reach such a wide audience. Male, female, gay, straight, young and old. With superior acting and a quiet, simple tone, it's stellar on so many levels. I like this movie more each time I see it. I usually hate when character's speak to the audience but this is one of the few occasions where it works well. One of Crowe's best performances. It was great to see a gay character that wasn't stereotypical in any way... just a guy but a guy that isn't afraid to be sensitive or tough without being wishy washy or macho. A great dead-on performance of an everyman who just happens to like men. Supporting cast is great. All performances feel natural. Directing is straightforward and the editing is lyrical. If you're heterosexual, don't be put off. The themes here are universal. A great slice of cinema no matter what your sexuality.


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