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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.

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

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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

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

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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,019,821, 21 September 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,856,929

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,256,929
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Howard being a dedicated fan of Barbra Streisand is a recurring joke throughout the film, and in this film, Bob Newhart plays the school principle who has to decide the fate of Howard's job, amid a lot of controversy and press. In 1970 Newhart played a school administrator in the Barbra Streisand film On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970), where he had to decide on the fate of Professor Marc Chabot's job (portrayed by Yves Montand), amid a lot of controversy and press. See more »

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Outside the diner with Howard and Peter. See more »

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Voice on Tape: Truly manly men do NOT dance.
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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 »

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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

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With One Look
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, Christopher Hampton
With contributions by Amy Powers
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19 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

We all know the story about how Rawley Farnsworth (Tom Hanks' high school drama teacher who Hanks thanked in his acceptance speech at the 1994 Oscar telecast) was the genesis for Kevin Kline's role. But although he provided the idea behind the character, the character as written in the film is not based on Farnsworth himself.

The name, the quirky character traits, the Shakespeare lectures, the bicycle, the Midwestern background (Farnsworth was from Oakland CA), the sports coach connection all come from a long term USC theater professor--who later dyed his hair and then let it grow in order to disassociate himself from the Howard Brackett character.


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