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Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Joe Mantello

Writers:

Terrence McNally (play), Terrence McNally (screenplay)
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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.

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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

All of the actors recreate their stage roles with the exception of Nathan Lane, who was replaced by Jason Alexander. Lane was, at the time, tied to the Broadway revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," which ran between 1996-1998 and relied heavily upon his drawing power to meet its weekly nut. See more »

Goofs

The amount of milk in a bottle does not match the amount of milk on the floor after the bottle is dropped and broken. See more »

Quotes

[Driving into the weekend]
Perry Sellars: Cunt! Cunt! Fuck you in your ultimate driving machine!
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Connections

Referenced in 3-Day Weekend (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Willkommen
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
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I LOVED IT!!
4 July 2001 | by krysty_gSee all my reviews

I would die to see the play. I didn't want to see it at first because I'm not a fan of Jason Alexander but I must admit he did surprise me, who knew he could act (although he was trying a little hard to BE Nathan Lane). I cried through most or it and I'm not much of a crier so BE WARNED! IT IS A CHICK FLICK! but a damned good one.


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Official Sites:

Fine Line promotional site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahava Ometz V'Hemla 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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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