6.6/10
603
17 user 11 critic

Broadway Damage (1997)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 19 May 1998 (USA)
A quirky, romantic comedy about the complexity and frustration of finding a true love in the gay community. Marc is a struggling actor who finds an apartment in NYC by searching the ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Mignatti

Writer:

Victor Mignatti
Reviews
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mara Hobel Mara Hobel ... Cynthia
Michael Lucas Michael Lucas ... Marc (as Michael Shawn Lucas)
Hugh Panaro ... David
Aaron Williams Aaron Williams ... Robert
Alan Filderman Alan Filderman ... Casting Director
Gary Janetti ... Zola
James Lecesne ... Cruise Ship Actor
Benim Foster ... The Super
Jean Loup Jean Loup ... Punk
Gerry McIntyre Gerry McIntyre ... Jerry
Tyagi Schwartz ... Carl
Barbara Winters Pinto Barbara Winters Pinto ... Temp Agent (as Barbara Winters-Pinto)
Sammy Sammy ... Self (Mouse)
Jonathan Walker ... Chuck
Richard M. Davidson Richard M. Davidson ... The John (as Richard Davidson)
Edit

Storyline

A quirky, romantic comedy about the complexity and frustration of finding a true love in the gay community. Marc is a struggling actor who finds an apartment in NYC by searching the obituaries. He lives with his out-of-work, eccentric fag-hag Cynthia. His best friend, Robert, is secretly in love with Marc, while Marc falls head over heels for flighty studio musician David. Things heat up as Marc's desire for David keeps him waiting by the phone, while Cynthia gets financially cut off from her rich parents and Robert struggles to express his feelings for Marc. Written by John Deming <jfdeming@sprynet.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Greetings from Greenwich Village.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Cynthia: This place is FABULOUS! And I don't use the "F" word loosely.
See more »

Soundtracks

When You're Young And In Love
Written by Van McCoy
Performed by Ralph Carter
See more »

User Reviews

 
Most brilliant Indie film of the 1990's
9 January 2005 | by pyotr-3See all my reviews

This film is a breath of fresh air in so many ways. It makes you feel good, and the production quality is stunningly brilliant for a low-budget film. You don't even think of the film budget when you watch it because everything is so completely first-rate, including the photography, editing, original music, and the wonderful performances.

"Broadway Damage" is a lovely old-fashioned romance, but since it involves two men, you haven't seen this film before no matter how many romantic comedies you've seen. This film's adorable main characters are people you would love to know, and due to the excellent decision to film this on location in actual buildings in Greenwich Village, you really feel like you have just stepped into the lives of the main characters.

The story is a typical romance, but it has so many fun and charming moments along the way that you just hate to see the film end. The original music by Cindy Soltoff is absolutely reason enough to watch the film. Hugh Panaro, who has gone to great fame on Broadway since this movie was made, plays the hot object of one main character's affections... until it is learned that he isn't what he seems. But alas, a happy ending is around the corner anyway, and the ending is just so beautiful and charming, that you really don't care if you may have figured out how it all ends. I didn't figure out the ending, but I know people who did. All of us were totally charmed by the ending irregardless of whether or not we figured it out ahead of time. We need more joyful endings like this one. It's a shame they are so rare.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Fieber See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Village Art See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed