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Late Bloomers (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | January 1996 (USA)
High School basketball coach, Dinah Groshardt, falls for the school secretary, Carly Lumpkin, and upsets the entire school in the process.

Director:

Julia Dyer

Writer:

Gretchen Dyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Nelson Connie Nelson ... Dinah Groshardt
Dee Hennigan Dee Hennigan ... Carly Lumpkin
Gary Carter Gary Carter ... Ron Lumpkin
Jonah Lisa Dyer Jonah Lisa Dyer ... Val Lumpkin (as Lisa Peterson)
Esteban Powell ... Jamie Hooper
Joe Nemmers ... Rick Musso
Rene Moreno Rene Moreno ... Albert Echeverria
T.A. Taylor T.A. Taylor ... Bill Boardway
Molly Norton Molly Norton ... The Temp
Graham Skipper ... Avery Lumpkin
Tabitha Woods Tabitha Woods ... Miss Paul
Ivan Klousia Ivan Klousia ... Henry Vadeboncoeur
Lisa Lee Schmidt Lisa Lee Schmidt ... Salome Gumm
Katherine Owens Katherine Owens ... Cloris Luna-Dorflinger
Julie Mayfield Julie Mayfield ... Sheila Boardway
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Storyline

The story of two ordinary women in their mid years, who live deep in the bible belt, populated by square teachers, libidinous students and home to suburban monotony. Carly is a married woman with two kids, who works as the school secretary; Dinah is the single, lonely math teacher who coaches the girls' basketball team. Long time disinterest between the women perchance evolves in to a series of one-on-one basketball games, during which the two women grow closer physically and emotionally, until one heated game ends spontaneously in a kiss. The outcry from family, friends and the community as the relationship between these two women blooms, creates a timely story in which is woven the notion of family, of gay relationships and which raises the banner of gay marriage. Written by Strand Releasing <strand@strandreleasing.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Late Bloomers ...lieber spät als nie See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,749, 29 June 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,891, 6 July 1997
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Company Credits

Production Co:

One Mind Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Avery Lumpkin: What's going on?
Val Lumpkin: Our Mom's a lesbian.
Carly Lumpkin: I guess you could put it that way.
Avery Lumpkin: What about Dad? Is he a lesbian too?
Val Lumpkin: You dolt! Lesbians are women who do it with other women.
Avery Lumpkin: Do what?
[Val glares at Avery with a stupid look for a few seconds; then his face lights up as he understands]
Avery Lumpkin: Oh...
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Written by Kathryn Komiloff
Performed by Kathryn Komiloff
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Fired because of homophobia- or love?
6 August 2000 | by kjsahlSee all my reviews

This film is for the elder audience. Don't get me wrong. I recomend everybody to see it. Finally the cast is not some teenagers but grown woman.

The film is set in a small town where everybody knows everybody. The scandal is a fact when two woman is in love with eachother-one married, with two children. The other a respectfull teacher, who also is a basket ball trainer.

The film has some good humor and serious dialog and is a film worth waching for everybody.

Anita


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