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Alex and Elliot an unlikely pair connect to write a film about a New York cop working undercover as a fashion model.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Parducci Michael Parducci ... Alex Andero
Peter Jacobson ... Elliot Springer
Judy Prescott ... Gwen Colton
Kerr Smith ... Joey Worciuekowski
Hoyt Richards ... Jagger Stevens
John Fiore ... Frank Andero
J.K. Simmons ... Ray Tilman
Jonathan Hogan Jonathan Hogan ... Bob
Teresa DePriest ... Lana (as Therese De Priest)
Bill Cohen Bill Cohen ... Norman Rizzoli
Rosemary De Angelis Rosemary De Angelis ... Marie Andero
Marisa Redanty Marisa Redanty ... Barbara
John DiResta ... Bruno
Marian Quinn Marian Quinn ... Eileen
Stephen Singer Stephen Singer ... Rabbi Pinchas
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Storyline

Alex Andero feels stuck washing dishes in his family's trattoria in New York City. He wants to write screenplays, and he has a great idea. Trouble is, he's not much with a typewriter; so, when his cousin calls and says a producer likes the idea and wants a script, Alex swallows his homophobia and asks for help from Elliot Springer, a talented writer who's an insecure, gay, Jewish nebbish. Elliot doesn't want the job, but Alex sets him up with Joey, a good-looking actor who works in the cafe. Elliot and Joey are soon getting it on, the script is slowly emerging, and Alex is discovering the beauty of Gwen, a woman in his writing class. Then, ego and greed threaten the partnership. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Felix and Oscar Meet Alex and Elliott See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and some violent images
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Trivia

Feature film debut for Bill Cohen, who portrays Norman Rizzoli. See more »

Goofs

When Alex confronts Eliot at the restaurant, he takes his spoon away so he cannot finish his ice cream drink. After a few seconds Eliot jumps up to reveal that the half-full glass has suddenly become empty. See more »

Quotes

Elliott: You don't understand. Joey is gorgeous. I am... funny-looking. In the gay world, there's a caste system no less rigid than the Hindus'. It would be like a Brahmin dating an untouchable.
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Crazy Credits

Recorded at Audio Paint, NYC If it can be imagined, it can be recorded www.audiopaint.com See more »

Connections

References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
Special Arrangement by:
Frank Piazza & Christopher Livingston
Produced by Frank Piazza
Mixed & Engineered by Lance McVickar
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Excellent Story, Excellent Comedy; One of the best gay films ever.
11 June 2001 | by bc-1See all my reviews

The main purpose of this comment is because I was so disappointed by the other review on this site. It completely misses the point of the movie and I would hate for someone to only read that one and then not see the movie. The story is very well put together. It begins with rough, thumbnail (almost stereotypical) characters and you are ready to be put off. Then the story gradually develops and we get to know the two main characters in a full, three dimensional way. Each comes forward through the story line as complete, reasonable, and likable. The message of the movie is presented in a systematic and approachable way, without being in any way obvious or predictable. I can highly recommend this movie to anyone who is halfway sensitive and open to seeing gay people beyond the usual four corners often found in gay pride parades. By the way, if you like this movie, you will really like The Big Eden, probably opening near you soon, if not already.


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Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

17 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Mirador Films See more »
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