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All the Rage (1997)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 11 September 1998 (USA)
ALL THE RAGE takes a satirical and poignant look at one gay man's obsessive pursuit of physical, sexual, and romantic perfection. Christopher Bedford is everyone's fantasy. He's gorgeous, ... See full summary »

Director:

Roland Tec

Writers:

Roland Tec (based on the stage play "A Better Boy"), Roland Tec (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Cook Will Cook ... Shower Guy #2
Ben Robbins Ben Robbins ... Shower Guy #1
Daniel Olsen Daniel Olsen ... Shower Guy #4
Josh Hutnak Josh Hutnak ... Shower Guy #5
Timothy Steiner Timothy Steiner ... Shower Guy #3
John-Michael Lander John-Michael Lander ... Christopher Bedford
Kate Kelly Kate Kelly ... Lori, Larry's Secretary
Jay Corcoran Jay Corcoran ... Larry
Molly Purves Molly Purves ... Francine, Christopher's secretary
Peter Bubriski Peter Bubriski ... Tom
Paul Outlaw Paul Outlaw ... Dave
David Vincent David Vincent ... Stewart
Merle Perkins Merle Perkins ... Susan
Monica Tosches Monica Tosches ... Realtor #1
Diane W. Saunders Diane W. Saunders ... Realtor #2
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ALL THE RAGE takes a satirical and poignant look at one gay man's obsessive pursuit of physical, sexual, and romantic perfection. Christopher Bedford is everyone's fantasy. He's gorgeous, young, clever, rich, and above all, totally buffed and every boy in Boston seems to want him. At thirty-one, he's gliding through life, celebrating himself as the 90's gay playboy ideal, without ever realizing what a mess he's become. Written by Kelly Lawman

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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Connections

References Bewitched (1964) See more »

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Boy Crazy
Written by Paul Outlaw
Performed by Paul Outlaw and Dan Stark
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I laughed, I cried, I vomited...
29 December 1999 | by act1966See all my reviews

The great thing about movies like "All the Rage" is that they remind you that movie making isn't as easy as it looks. I've seen some pretty bad movies ("Showgirls", anything with Molly Ringwald or Pia Zadora) and this "film" is definitely up there with some of the worst of them. And this film fails in every category: acting (those "introspective" moments where the lead addresses the camera directly! Yikes!), script, directing (or lack thereof), cinematography (don't drink and shoot), and the hair! Oh! The hair...

But that's not always a bad thing.

If you know that a movie is going to be lousy right from the start, like "All the Rant", you can kick back and scream with laughter and pray to God you've found yourself sitting on a yet undiscovered camp classic. This movie just became more gruesome as it moved along (or didn't move along). By the credits everyone in the theater was either in stunned silence or laughing hard enough to soil themselves.

On another note, it's great that gay themed movies are starting to come out more regularly so the gay community doesn't have to LOVE whatever is handed out. I became a little tired or rewinding the "Maurice" tape...

I'd much rather see a movie that fails on all counts rather than a mediocre snooze fest that a lot of movies today seem to be.

Bravo! If you're going to be bad, be REALLY bad. Make sure you see this car accident.


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English

Release Date:

11 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,508, 18 October 1998

Gross USA:

$97,433
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