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Trick (1999)

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The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan.

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Jim Fall

Writer:

Jason Schafer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tori Spelling ... Katherine
Christian Campbell ... Gabriel
John Paul Pitoc ... Mark
Brad Beyer ... Rich
Lacey Kohl Lacey Kohl ... Genevieve
Abbey Hope Abbey Hope ... Business Woman
Becky Caldwell Becky Caldwell ... Yolanda
Kate Flannery ... Ridiculous Writer
Steve Hayes ... Perry
Will Keenan ... Dude
Joey Dedio ... Ex Go-Go Boy
Ricky Ritzel Ricky Ritzel ... Scary Man
Lissette Gutierrez Lissette Gutierrez ... Woman on the Subway
Lorri Bagley ... Judy
Kevin Andrew Kevin Andrew ... Stoop Cruiser
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Storyline

Gabriel, an aspiring writer of Broadway musicals, meets Mark, a muscled stripper, who picks him up on the subway. They spend the night trying to find somewhere to be alone... forced to contend with Gabriel's selfish roommate, his irritating best friend, and a vicious, jealous drag queen in a gay dance club. The sun rises on a promising new relationship. Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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A story about two guys trying to make it in the big city

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Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trik See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,594, 25 July 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,049,595, 26 September 1999
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Christian Campbell who starred on Trick as an openly gay character Gabriel later played a prominent role of yet another openly gay character, this time as Peter Webster, a gay son of a Church minister, on a drama TV series The Book of Daniel (2006). See more »

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Missi Pyle's name is misspelled (Missi Pile) during the closing credits that show their pictures. It is corrected during the end crawl however. See more »

Quotes

Mark: [to Perry's ex] Yeah, but we discovered we're both out-and-out tops... so we're makin' the rounds tonight... lookin' for a couple of hot bottoms.
[Pointing to Gabriel]
Mark: We got one.
Gabriel: Hi.
Mark: [to Gabriel] Did I say you could talk?
Gabriel: No...
Mark: No, what?
Gabriel: [Confused] No, thank you?
Mark: No, sir!
Gabriel: No, sir.
[...]
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References Fellini - Satyricon (1969) See more »

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My Simple Christmas Wish (Rich, Famous and Powerful)
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The Go-Go Boy Of His Dreams
16 November 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Trick is a story of a late 20 something gay kid played by Christian Campbell who has been going through a breakup and after a bit of a drought is not having any success. Right now he'd settle for a one night stand of hot passion.

Especially after seeing J.P. Pitoc up on the stage of that gay bar doing the bumps and grinds, it's the man of his dreams. Fate is seemingly kind to him when he leaves the bar and he winds up on the same train as the object of his affection. Pitoc gets off at the same stop, eye contact is met and it's off to Campbell's place.

Which he shares with his straight roommate Brad Beyer and has a female friend played by Tori Spelling who just bounces in whenever she needs to use or borrow something.

When they go to Pitoc's world, Campbell is a bit put off by the partying world of the go-go boys. Will they ever get down to the slap and tickle?

Despite the emphasis on sex and one night stands, Trick is really a delightful romantic comedy with a gay twist. Tori Spelling by dint of her name recognition from 90210 is top billed though she's really in a supporting role. She's very funny in the role of the gay man's best straight woman friend who really wants to dominate the lives of the gay people around her. Also a bit sad.

Both Christian Campbell and J.P. Pitoc have gone on to some substantial careers on the big screen, small screen, and on stage. Pitoc made his film debut here in Trick. Both of them are cast well and I do love the eternal theme of the film that people can be quite a bit deeper than original impressions may make.


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