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Sweet Jane (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1 February 1998 (USA)
Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond.

Director:

Joe Gayton

Writer:

Joe Gayton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Mathis ... Jane
Barbara Pilavin ... Old Woman Patient
Kimberly Scott ... Dr. Gordon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tony
Derek Webster ... Darryl
Nicki Micheaux ... Martielle
Phil Fondacaro ... Bob
Russell Gray Russell Gray ... Silhouette
Mary Woronov ... Sales Lady
Rex Ryan Rex Ryan ... Clemenzo
Bud Cort ... Dr. Geiler
Daniel Roebuck ... Kellygreen
Gary Bullock ... Figure
William McNamara ... Stan Bleeker
Milton Quon ... Korean Clerk
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Storyline

Jane is a drug addict who has just been diagnosed HIV-positive. Teenage boy Tony gets close to her and accepts her as a surrogate mother, but he's also terminally ill with AIDS. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Quotes

Jane: [shaking him] Tell me what's wrong with you! What is it? Is it cancer or something? Goddammit, Tony, tell me what it is!
Tony: [quietly] AIDS.
Jane: [quickly lets go of him] Oh, Jesus!
Tony: No, don't worry. You can't get it from touching me.
Jane: I'm not afraid of getting it.
Tony: Sure...
Jane: I already got it, you stupid kid.
Tony: What?
Jane: Yeah. But evidently, you got it a whole lot worse.
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References Repulsion (1965) See more »

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All in its (melo)drama, a great film.
4 April 2004 | by erateeSee all my reviews

This is something I would've wanted to see when I was a teenager.

The extraordinary relationship between the two could've gone on forever.

The love in this film isn't the usual, but a strange mix of affection and pity. Still making a great Romeo&Julie -touch to it. Its like Holy Matrimony(1994) done much deeper.

There are flaws, of course. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been one of my favorite young actors, but I couldn't totally handle his acting in this film without drawing connections to the 3rd Rock´from the Sun. But somehow these flaws, like the old-fashioned dubbing in the end, just make the loneliness of the two greater.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lepers See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$59, 16 July 2000

Gross USA:

$967
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Company Credits

Production Co:

NEO Motion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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