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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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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 (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

The story takes place from 1984 to 1985. 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 »

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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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Crazy Credits

Delaria is seen still on stage after the credits briefly telling the audience to "go home." See more »

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Spoofed in Another Gay Movie (2006) See more »

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The Shores of Paradise
Written and Performed by Michael Gray
Courtesy of Adriel Records
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Well-written, if a little uneven
12 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

One of the better "coming of age" films about gay youth. Especially effective in this movie is Tina Holmes, who plays Maggie, Eric's best friend/girlfriend. She brings a true sense of innocence to the film, and when she discovers the truth about Eric, her pain is real. This is a young woman to watch! The film doesn't flinch in its look at the wonder, confusion, and deception associated with the coming out process, and despite some awkward direction, Edge of Seventeen succeeds at opening the eyes of its audience, both gay and straight.


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