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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Stafford ... Eric
... Maggie
Andersen Gabrych ... Rod
Stephanie McVay ... Mom
... Angie
John Eby ... Dad
Antonio Carriero ... Andy
... Steve (as Jason Scheingross)
Tony Maietta ... Gregg
... Jonathan
Kevin Joseph Kelly ... Chuckie (as Kevin J. Kelly)
Mark Gates ... Foodtown
... Ruby Rogers
Barbie Marie ... Frieda
... Irate Customer (as Craig Shepherd)
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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 (132) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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20 April 2000 (Australia)  »

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Aos 17 Anos  »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,302, 2 May 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$870,751, 30 January 2000
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Trivia

Much of the filming took place in Sandusky, Ohio, with the amusement park scenes filmed at Sandusky's Cedar Point, the amusement park where the writer actually worked when he was in high school. See more »

Goofs

During the "real date" scene, Rod goes in to buy cheese fries, and you can see through the car and can tell it's backed into the parking spot. However, when they are leaving, they back out of it. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »

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Smalltown Boy
Written by Steve Bronski (as Steven Bronski), Larry Steinbachek (as Lawrence Cole) and Jimmy Somerville
Performed by Bronski Beat
Published by Bronski Music Ltd./Warner-Chappell Music, Inc./J. Sommerville Publ. Designee/EMI Virgin Music,
Inc.
Courtesy of London Records 90 Limited
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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This is my life!
4 April 2006 | by See 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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