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Jeffrey (1995)

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A poignant romantic comedy about the quest for love and intimacy in the age of AIDS. A story of a thirtyish gay actor/waiter who decides to become celibate...the risk of AIDS has taken all the joy from sex.


Christopher Ashley


Paul Rudnick (play), Paul Rudnick (screenplay)
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Weber ... Jeffrey
Peter Jacobson ... Man #1
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 ... 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


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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It's Just Sex! (Germany only) See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Jeffrey is an actor/waiter but works about 99% of the time as a waiter and is called a cater waiter. See more »


When Steve shows up at Sterling and Darius' apartment, Sterling is wearing walking shoes whereas in the scenes immediately before and after, he is wearing black slip-ons. See more »


Sterling: Two cappuccinos. Thank you, darling. Big kiss. The earring - fun... last year.
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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »


Someone Who's Looking for Me
Written by Stephen Endelman & Bob Russell
Performed by Andrew Rathbun, Richard Hilton & Jared Barkan
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An alternative perspective?
15 April 2001 | by little_stevieSee all my reviews

Having just watched this movie for the first time, some six years after it's making, I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Patrick Stewart almost steals the show with his impeccable delivery of the acerbic wit written into his character.

But what I really want to talk about is the strong resemblance of the story, in its flavor and its excesses, to a story originally written by Damon Runyon known to most people today as the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls." Both stories come across via the broad strokes of a comic book come to life. And indeed, one wonders that Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows couldn't take "Jeffrey" and work it over into a '90s "Gays and Dolls" without too much trouble. The movie already has its start in that direction with the rodeo dance number serving as the "dream ballet" sequence requisite of every self-respecting stage musical.

The point I'm making is that every fictionalized reality (an oxymoron if there ever was one) requires to some extent or another, a "willing suspension of disbelief." Watch "Jeffrey" with the same perspective you sat in the audience and enjoyed "Guys and Dolls" with: Don't look too hard for subtlety here. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the story. After all, even a comic book can have insight and a message.

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Release Date:

18 August 1995 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$185,909, 6 August 1995

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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