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Edge of Seventeen (1998)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 April 2000 (Australia)
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A teenager copes with his sexuality on the last day of school in 1984. It shows him coping with being gay and being with friends.

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David Moreton

Writer:

Todd Stephens
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Stafford Chris Stafford ... Eric
Tina Holmes ... Maggie
Andersen Gabrych Andersen Gabrych ... Rod
Stephanie McVay ... Mom
Lea DeLaria ... Angie
John Eby John Eby ... Dad
Antonio Carriero Antonio Carriero ... Andy
Jason Lockhart ... Steve (as Jason Scheingross)
Tony Maietta Tony Maietta ... Gregg
Jeff Fryer ... Jonathan
Kevin Joseph Kelly Kevin Joseph Kelly ... Chuckie (as Kevin J. Kelly)
Mark Gates Mark Gates ... Foodtown
Stevie Reese Desmond ... Ruby Rogers
Barbie Marie Barbie Marie ... Frieda
Craig H. Shepherd ... Irate Customer (as Craig Shepherd)
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Storyline

A gay teen finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle America in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers. Written by Matthew Fillmore <MFillmore@Pensive.Org>

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friend | gay | teenager | sex | 1980s | See All (133) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Picture This! Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Aos 17 Anos See more »

Filming Locations:

Sandusky, Ohio, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,302, 2 May 1999

Gross USA:

$871,759

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$871,759
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Andersen Gabrych. See more »

Goofs

When Eric arrives home from being sat barefoot on the rocks, his Father glances down and says "forget your shoes, did you?", implying he is still barefoot. However as he walks away, the sound of hard shoes can be clearly heard on the wooden floor. See more »

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drag queen: to Jonathan as he runs out of bar looking for Eric: Come in and have a cocktail with me, sweetie.
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Delaria is seen still on stage after the credits briefly telling the audience to "go home." See more »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on TV has been cut down to 78 minutes. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Change in the Wind
Written by John Graboski
Performed by Oho
Published by OHO Music
Courtesy of Little Wings of Refugees
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This is my life!
4 April 2006 | by ianmichaelsSee all my reviews

I saw this movie many moons ago, but have not been aware of this medium for commenting on it.

I adore this movie, it was my life. Eric's discovery of his sexuality one summer while working at Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio is almost exactly how I discovered mine. I thought as I watched it that someone had stolen my journal, wrote a script about it, and then silently returned it without my knowing. Eric's first love. His making friends at a bar he was not old enough to be in. His developing style, in the way many of us did in the 80's, bad hair and worse clothes, but great music.

I could relate to this movie on so many levels. I think that any gay man that found himself in the 80's should watch this film and see where they fit into it. If this movie doesn't remind you of yourself, it is sure to remind you of someone you know.

Loved it!


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