A girl named Alex is by mistake housed with 2 guys, Stuart and Eddy, in a college dorm suite. After initial problems they become friends. Stuart has the hots for Alex, Alex for Eddy and Eddy for Stuart. Can it work?


Andrew Fleming


Andrew Fleming





Cast overview, first billed only:
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Alex Henderson
Stephen Baldwin ... Stuart
Josh Charles ... Eddy Howe
Alexis Arquette ... Dick
Martha Gehman ... Renay
Mark Arnold ... Larry - Alex's Date
Michele Matheson Michele Matheson ... Kristen - Stuart's Date
Joanne Baron ... Curt Woman in Housing Office
Jennifer Lawler Jennifer Lawler ... Neighbor in Dorm
Jack Breschard Jack Breschard ... Priest
Jillian Johns ... Partygoer
Amy Ferioli Amy Ferioli ... Partygoer
Jason Workman Jason Workman ... Medical Student
Katherine Kousi Katherine Kousi ... Laundry Girl
Kathleen Beaton Kathleen Beaton ... Girl at Registration


Eddy and Stuart share two-thirds of a dormitory suite. Due to bureaucratic error, a woman named Alex is added to their room. At first, relations among the three are tense. Soon, however, Alex falls for Eddy, and Stuart lusts after Alex. Eddy comes to realize not only that he's gay, but that he's attracted to Stuart. The three pledge not to act on any romantic (or lustful) feelings with each other, and become close friends . . . while bottling up a lot of sexual tension. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One girl. Two guys. Three possibilities.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


More physically intimate footage was shot between Stephen Baldwin and Josh Charles, notably a kissing scene during the big "three-way", and a one-on-one sex scene that occurred after Alex moves out. Baldwin discussed these scenes being cut in print interviews when the film came out. See more »


As Eddy is taking his clothes off getting ready to jump into the lake, you can clearly see he's wearing underwear and that he drops his T shirt as he begins his run. But in the next scene from behind, Eddy is no longer wearing underwear and again drops his T shirt. See more »


Eddie: Gay sex, by definition, is better than straight sex.
Stuart: Get the fuck outta here! I would love to hear this.
Eddie: If you have male genitalia and you're sleeping with someone who also has male genitalia, then you have first-hand knowledge of how their equipment works. You know all the pressure-sensitive points. You know what buttons to push. If you're a man having sex with a woman or vice-versa, you never really know how they feel. You don't know if they really feel great or if they're just faking it.
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References One Million Years B.C. (1966) See more »


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Written by Steve Harley
Performed by Duran Duran
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Less exploitation, more reflection
22 March 1999 | by PhroggySee all my reviews

Now that movieland seems to avoid anything that might feature just a touch of intelligence, this movie follows the opposite formula : less exploitation, more reflexion. It is funny, understanding, believable, exploring what, for some, would be dark sides of friendship, love and sex, but in a light and amiable way. The I-word strikes again in its deep sensitivity for what human relationships are like and, most of all, there is no morality tacked on at the end. In a different way, it reminded me of the superb French movie "Le péril jeune", which dwelt on a bunch of adolescents at the end of the sixties. Check it out .

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Release Date:

8 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Threesome See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,001,024, 10 April 1994

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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