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Boys Life 2 (1997)

Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second Cousin", telling the story of a gay cop who forces a gay-basher to ... See full summary »

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Mark Christopher (segment), Tom DeCerchio (segment) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Saucedo ... Eric (segment "Must Be the Music")
Justin Urich ... Kevin (segment "Must Be the Music")
Travis Sher Travis Sher ... Dave (segment "Must Be the Music")
Milo Ventimiglia ... Jason (segment "Must Be the Music")
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Tony Randozza (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
Miles Perlich Miles Perlich ... Jimmy (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
Eileen Brennan ... Mrs. Randozza (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
Harry Waters Jr. ... Tony's Date (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
Mary Beth Hurt ... June Gudmanson
J.D. Cerna J.D. Cerna ... Jack Gudmanson (segment "Alkali, Iowa")
Kent Broadhurst ... Blondie (segment "Alkali, Iowa")
Ellen Latzen ... Carol (as Ellen Hamilton Latzen)
Edward Seamon Edward Seamon ... Bill Gudmanson (segment "Alkali, Iowa")
Greg Villepique Greg Villepique ... Jacko (segment "Alkali, Iowa")
Brett Barsky Brett Barsky ... Trevor (segment "Trevor")
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Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second Cousin", telling the story of a gay cop who forces a gay-basher to come to his house and have dinner with his family. In "Alkali, Iowa", by Mark Christopher, a young gay man finds out some of his father's past secrets. And "Must Be the Music", by Nickolas Perry, follows four teenagers looking for love in nightclubs. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meninos e Amores 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Iowa, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,224, 9 March 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$186,675, 30 March 1997
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Strand Releasing See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Michael Saucedo. See more »

Alternate Versions

In some video releases and on the DVD version the segment "Trevor" is replaced by the episode _Dadshuttle, The (1997)_, written and directed by Tom Donaghy, starring 'Matt McGrath'. See more »

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Followed by Boys Life 3 (2000) See more »

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Two great ones; two so-so
16 April 2002 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Well-done compilation of four short films about growing up gay.

The first one "Must Be the Music" is fun. It's about a group of gay teenage boys going to a disco. The refreshing thing about it is that the characters are gay...and could care less. Also it's very sweet and has a happy ending. Lots of fun.

"Nunzio's Second Cousin" is not so good. It's a very dark film about a very disturbed cop inviting a teenager home after he tried to rob him and his lover. Eileen Brennan overacts as the cop's mother. Dark, depressing. Still, it is interesting.

"Atali, Iowa" was dull dull dull. I'm not going to describe it...just avoid it.

The closing one "Trevor" is just superb. It actually won an Academy Award as best live short subject. It's about a very young kid coming to grips with the fact that he's gay. It's funny, moving and has a very uplifting ending. A real winner.

So, the first and last are the best segments. The second is good but dark. And the third should be avoided. Pretty good batting average I'd say.


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