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In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 September 1997 (USA)
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A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director:

Frank Oz

Writer:

Paul Rudnick
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Howard Brackett
Joan Cusack ... Emily Montgomery
Tom Selleck ... Peter Malloy
Matt Dillon ... Cameron Drake
Debbie Reynolds ... Berniece Brackett
Wilford Brimley ... Frank Brackett
Bob Newhart ... Tom Halliwell
Gregory Jbara ... Walter Brackett
Shalom Harlow ... Sonya
Shawn Hatosy ... Jack
Zak Orth ... Mike
Lauren Ambrose ... Vicky
Alexandra Holden ... Meredith
Lewis J. Stadlen Lewis J. Stadlen ... Ed Kenrow
Deborah Rush ... Ava Blazer
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Storyline

All of Greenleaf, Indiana is watching this year's telecast of the Oscars as Hollywood heartthrob and local boy made good Cameron Drake has been nominated for his first ever Best Actor Oscar for his latest movie role as a gay soldier. Cameron's high school English teacher Howard Brackett is overjoyed when Cameron wins the award and mentions Howard's contribution in his acting life. That joy turns to horror when Cameron mentions to the worldwide audience that Howard is gay, especially horrific to Howard as he is engaged to fellow teacher Emily Montgomery, a woman with self-esteem issues as she had battled weight issues most of her life before she lost seventy-five pounds for the wedding. Howard's life is totally disrupted as Hollywood media descends on Greenleaf in order to get Howard's story. The rest of Greenleaf also openly wonders if Howard is indeed gay, as he exhibits many stereotypical gay tendencies, such as being neat, and loving music, dancing, poetry and Barbra Streisand. His... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An out-and-out comedy.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In & Out See more »

Filming Locations:

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,019,821, 21 September 1997

Gross USA:

$63,856,929

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,856,929
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tom Selleck shaved off his mustache for this movie. See more »

Goofs

In the film clip at the fictitious Academy Awards, the Military Lawyer (Dan Hedaya) refers to the "Congressional Medal of Honor". This is a common mistake: it's the "Medal of Honor". See more »

Quotes

Ava Blazer: [after one of the girls announces that she's gay] You can't be gay! You're a tramp!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the cast is dancing to "Macho Man" and goofing off at Berniece and Frank's wedding reception. See more »

Connections

References A Star Is Born (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Macho Man
Written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali, Victor Willis and Peter Whitehead
Performed by The Village People
Courtesy of Scorpio Music and Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Hilarious depiction of prejudice against homosexuals
31 August 2001 | by Joost_HoedemaeckersSee all my reviews

In & Out starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck and the town of Greenleaf, Indiana is a movie about homosexuality.........and the way we think about it(at least in an exaggerated kind of way)....

Kline is excellent as the teacher who has a hard time coming out and being truthfull to his soon-to-be wife Cusack. Selleck gives a good performance as the TV-reporter who tries to make Kline come out about his homosexuality, being gay himself knowing that denial isn't the right answer.... What's so funny about the movie is some of the prejudices the people from Greenleaf cherish.....apparently you're gay if you own a Barbara Streisand collection (and no! She was not too old to do Yentl!) and you're apparently also gay if you ride a bicylce!

The movie is a wonderful example of taking on prejudice and doing it in an extremely funny way....hilarious! The end where Kline is finally true to himself and afterwards rewarded by the town and his students is predictable but nevertheless compliments a good movie...


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