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Finding North (1998)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 11 June 1999 (UK)
Screwball romance involving a woman (Makkena) who gets fired from her job as a bank teller when her friends arrange for a stripper to appear at the bank for her birthday. She then meets a ... See full summary »

Director:

Tanya Wexler

Writer:

Kim Powers (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendy Makkena ... Rhonda Portelli
John Benjamin Hickey ... Travis Furlong
Jonathan Walker ... Voice of Bobby (voice)
Anne Bobby ... Debi
Rebecca Creskoff ... Gina
Angela Pietropinto ... Mama Portelli
Freddie Roman ... Papa Portelli
Molly McClure ... Aunt Bonnie
Yusef Bulos ... Taxi Driver
Garrett Moran Garrett Moran ... Stripper
Steven Jones Steven Jones ... Funeral Director
Lynn Metrik Lynn Metrik ... Bank Manager
Phyllis Cicero Phyllis Cicero ... Janice
Spiro Malas Spiro Malas ... Waiter
Amy Zimmerman Amy Zimmerman ... Ticket Agent
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Storyline

Screwball romance involving a woman (Makkena) who gets fired from her job as a bank teller when her friends arrange for a stripper to appear at the bank for her birthday. She then meets a man (Hickey) whom she had earlier seen jump off a bridge and had assumed had committed suicide. With nothing else to do, she follows him to Texas. Along the way she slowly comes to realize he is gay and is despondent over the AIDS-related death of his former lover. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Go ahead, make a wish... (US version) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Film debut of Jesse Plemons. See more »

Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

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One Last Dance
Written & Performed by Café Noir, featured vocals: Randy Erwin Skalicky (as Randy Erwin)
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The gay PS I Love You, nearly 10 years earlier
3 January 2008 | by edrock-3See all my reviews

My partner and I saw Finding North right after we first met. It had played the local gay film festival a bit earlier, and I had missed it. It tender story has stuck with us throughout our relationship, fondly recalling our early days.

Recently, when we saw a trailer for PS I Love You, we were convinced that movie is the straight version of Finding North. I'm looking forward to seeing how similar the two are and seeing if there's any mention that that director may have been inspired by seeing Finding North.

It's great to see John Benjamin Hickey of Love! Valour! Compassion! prior to his series It's All Relative.

I hope you enjoy this film as much as my partner and I continue to.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1999 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,952, 6 June 1999

Gross USA:

$27,466

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,466
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