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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)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jason Alexander ... Buzz Hauser
Stephen Spinella ... Perry Sellars
Stephen Bogardus ... Gregory Mitchell
Randy Becker Randy Becker ... Ramon Fornos
John Benjamin Hickey ... Arthur Pape
Justin Kirk ... Bobby Brahms
John Glover ... John Jeckyll, 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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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$167,345, 18 May 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,874,242, 10 August 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Broadway run of "Love! Valour! Compassion!" by Terrence McNally opened at the Walter Kerr Theater on Feb. 14, 1995, ran for 248 performances and won the 1995 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »

Goofs

The action takes place in the Northern Hemisphere, over Memorial Day, yet a character mentions seeing the constellation Orion, which is not visible from there at that time of year. See more »

Quotes

John Jeckyll: [to his twin brother, James] There are so many things I've never said to you. Things we've never spoken about. I don't want to wait until it's too late to say them... I resent you. I resent everything about you. You had Mom and Dad's unconditional love, now you have the world's. How could I not envy that? I wish I could say it was because you're so much better looking than me. No, the real pain is that it's something so much harder to bear. You got the good soul; I got the bad one. Think about ...
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References On Golden Pond (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Four Little Swans
(uncredited)
from "Swan Lake, Op.20"
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed on piano by John Glover
Played also on a record
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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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