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It's My Party (1996)

R | | Drama | 22 March 1996 (USA)
"You won't leave me, will you?" Nick asks Brandon shortly after revealing to him the results of his last blood test for HIV. "I don't want to die alone." In spite of Brandon's protestations... See full summary »

Director:

Randal Kleiser

Writer:

Randal Kleiser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Cho ... Charlene Lee
Bruce Davison ... Rodney Bingham
Lee Grant ... Amalia Stark
Devon Gummersall ... Andrew Bingham
Gregory Harrison ... Brandon Theis
Marlee Matlin ... Daphne Stark
Roddy McDowall ... Damian Knowles
Olivia Newton-John ... Lina Bingham
Bronson Pinchot ... Monty Tipton
Paul Regina Paul Regina ... Tony Zamara
George Segal ... Paul Stark
Eric Roberts ... Nick Stark
Steve Antin ... Zack Phillips
Dimitra Arliss ... Fanny Kondos
Christopher Atkins ... Jack Allen
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Storyline

"You won't leave me, will you?" Nick asks Brandon shortly after revealing to him the results of his last blood test for HIV. "I don't want to die alone." In spite of Brandon's protestations, the two soon find the love they had shared for many years in ruins. One year after their breakup, Nick is confronted with a ravaged immune system and a CT Scan and lab values which, along with his worsening forgetfulness, clenches the diagnosis of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) -- a condition he has seen claim his friends and one which he vows will not take him. Due to the aggressive nature of the disease, he has only a few days of conscious life remaining. His plan, he announces to family and "extended family," is to voluntarily end his life himself before the disease renders him unrecognizable to those he loves and he, in turn, is unable to recognize them. Uninvited to the farewell party, Brandon's presence is greeted with jeers from those who see him as having abandoned Nick ... Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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Taglines:

A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

MGM/UA Lion's Den

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Festa See more »

Filming Locations:

June Mountain, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$616,663
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Opala Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Nick signs his name next to his picture on the wall, a black and white photo with the name "Harry Stein" beside it can clearly be seen. Harry Stein was the basis for Nick's character. The newest DVD edition of the film includes a tour of his home, led by his ex-boyfriend, writer/director Randal Kleiser, after his death. See more »

Goofs

When we hear Brandon say "He's so close to your mom", it's clear that his lips say "He's so close to your dad." See more »

Quotes

Nick: So what do we think of Samantha Frank?
Charlene: She's a vacuum with nipples.
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Party Lights
Written and Performed by Claudine Clark
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An emotional roller coaster even for the toughest man!
14 December 2004 | by Jessy CastiglioneSee all my reviews

This movie has to be one of the saddest films ever made. It's right up there along side "Steel Magnolias". I myself cried 30 minutes into the movie. Eric Roberts gives an all out performance as a gay male who decides to end his own life after he realizes he is losing his battle against AIDS. His character decides to have one last big party surrounding himself with family and friends. His ex-lover returns for this one last party to try and make amends. With the constant playing of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" you watch as this man says his last goodbye's and readies himself for his departure. Even though surrounded by friends and family it gives you a strong sense that in the end we still all die alone. Truly a masterpiece and a must see! Just make sure to keep the tissues close by.


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