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

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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 ... 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

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An out-and-out comedy.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Joan Cusack plays Matt Dillon's former high school teacher in this movie, even though she is only two years older than he is and they played classmates and age contemporaries in My Bodyguard (1980). She states she was a student teacher when she helped him in school, which could explain how they could be close in age. See more »

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Outside the diner with Howard and Peter. See more »

Quotes

Voice on Tape: Think about John Wayne, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold doesn't dance, he can barely walk.
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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 Ellen (1994) See more »

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Everything's Coming Up Roses
Written by Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne
Performed by Ethel Merman
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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IN AND OUT IS HILARIOUSLY TRIUMPHANT
21 September 1998 | by GbaybaySee all my reviews

IN AND OUT is a riotously funny screwball comedy. What else can you expect from gifted screenwriter Paul Rudnick, who made the Addams Family movies more clever than you'd expect. His gift for wickedly funny one-liners are highly evident in this movie, and the terrific cast doesn't hurt. Kevin Kline is wonderful as usual, and Debbie Reynolds is lovable as a mother whose top priority is a beautiful wedding. But the real standout is Joan Cusack as Kevin Kline's fiancee. She is a hilarious physical comedian and she delivers her lines with such perfection. There are on-target jabs at the media, bulimic supermodels, and a running gag involving Barbra Streisand that is predictable but hysterical. You'll love IN AND OUT.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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