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Jeffrey (1995)

Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth ... See full summary »

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Christopher Ashley

Writers:

Paul Rudnick (play), Paul Rudnick (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Weber ... Jeffrey
Peter Jacobson ... Man #1 (as Peter Jaconson)
Tom Cayler Tom Cayler ... Man #2
David Thornton ... Man #3
Lee Mark Nelson Lee Mark Nelson ... Crying Guy
John Ganun John Ganun ... Tourist
Michael T. Weiss ... Steve Howard
Joe Dain ... Movie Theatre Guy #1 (as Joseph Dain)
Jeffrey Ross ... Movie Theatre Guy #2
Irma St. Paule Irma St. Paule ... Mother Teresa
Patrick Stewart ... Sterling
Nicky Paraiso Nicky Paraiso ... Salesman
K. Todd Freeman ... Barney's Waiter
Robert Klein ... Skip Winkley
Patti Ann O'Connell Patti Ann O'Connell ... Cheryl, the Showgirl
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Storyline

Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying. Written by Trena Cormier <tc691278@condor.bcm.tmc.edu>

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Love is an adventure when one of you is sure... and the other is positive. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeffrey - Valami más See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,487,767
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bryan Batt was in the Broadway musical "Cats", which is an in-joke during the movie (his character is also in the musical as well.) See more »

Goofs

In the cloakroom scene at the memorial, the door to the room is left ajar when the characters enter the room, but in some of the cuts you can see that it is closed. Many of the cuts showing the door both ajar and closed are immediately back to back making the change very obvious. See more »

Quotes

[opening lines]
Jeffrey: [voice over] I love sex. It's just one of the truly great ideas. I mean, just the fact that our bodies have this built-in capacity for joy, oh it makes me love God. Yes!
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Connections

References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Stay Till Morning
Written by Stephen Endelman & Bob Russell
Performed by Jared Barkan & Richard Hilton
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OK but lacking
4 December 2000 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

This takes place when AIDS was still killing guys left and right. Gay Jeffrey (Steven Weber) loves sex but is terrified that he'll get AIDS. So he decides to give up sex completely. Then he meets handsome, hunky Steve (Michael T. Weiss) and falls in love. Michael feels the same way...but he's HIV+. Can Jeffrey fight his fear?

First off, the play was better. Some of the humor that worked so well on stage fell flat on a movie screen. Second, Weber is miscast. He's handsome, muscular but he can't act. However, I give him credit for playing an openly gay man so easily. Third, the direction is really off. I don't recognize the director's name, but comedy is not his forte. His direction really destroyed some of the jokes. Other than that, this is an OK movie. Michael T. Weiss is beautiful (and hunky) and one hell of an actor. Patrick Stewart played a gay older man to perfection--I couldn't believe it when I found out he was straight. Also the scenes with Olympia Dukakis, Sigourney Weaver and Nathan Lane are great! Also a great romantic ending with a few nice, long kisses. So, worth seeing but no great movie. If only they had a better leading man and a better director it might have worked.


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