Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who ... See full summary »

Director:

Joe Mantello

Writers:

Terrence McNally (play), Terrence McNally (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jason Alexander ... Buzz Hauser
Stephen Spinella ... Perry Sellars
Stephen Bogardus ... Gregory Mitchell
Randy Becker ... Ramon Fornos
John Benjamin Hickey ... Arthur Pape
Justin Kirk ... Bobby Brahms
John Glover ... John & James Jeckyll
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Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using his sense of touch; Art and Perry, two "yuppies" who drive a Volvo and who celebrate their 14th anniversary together that summer; John, a dour expatriate Briton who loathes his twin brother James; Ramon, John's "companion," who is physically attracted to Bobby and immediately tries to seduce the blind man; James, a cheerful soul who is in the advanced stages of AIDS; and Buzz, a fan of traditional Broadway musicals who is dealing with his own HIV-positive status. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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Eight men. One summer. Figure it out.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The play was originally produced Off-Broadway, in New York City, on 11 October 1994, by the Manhattan Theatre Club, with funds provided by AT&T. See more »

Goofs

When Gregory is making the bed in one of the first scenes, he opens the three windows in the room before leaving. When John enters the same room shortly after, while Gregory and Ramon are swimming, the windows are closed. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: What room are you in?
Buzz: The little horror under the eaves. I call it "The Patty Hearst Memorial Closet"
[shrinking into chair in fear and dread]
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Shall I Tell You What I Think Of You
Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
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Beautiful
28 July 2004 | by sherlock_2040See all my reviews

A very powerful and moving story, particular the relationship between Buzz and James; both dying of AIDS and both in love.

Very well acted and incredibly moving, especially when happy-go-lucky musical loving Buzz begins to break and confesses how he really sees things.

It may not be real life, but you could believe that these characters exist. The script is good, as are most scripts based on plays AND adapted by the original writer. I would be very inspired to actually see this performed.

"I am sick and tired of straight people, there are just too many of them. I was in a bank the other day, they were everywhere writing cheques, two of them were applying for a morgage, it was disgusting."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love! Valour! Compassion! See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,977,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,977,807
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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