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Get Real (1998)

A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Silverstone ... Steven Carter
... John Dixon
Charlotte Brittain ... Linda
... Jessica (as Stacy A. Hart)
... Wendy
Patrick Nielsen ... Mark
Tim Harris ... Kevin
James D. White ... Dave
James Perkins ... Young Steve
Nicholas Hunter ... Young Mark
Jacquetta May ... Steven's Mother
David Lumsden ... Steven's Father
David Elliot ... Glen
Morgan Jones ... Linda's Brother
Richard Hawley ... English Teacher
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Storyline

This tenderly romantic film tells the story of Steve, a young boy in a at secondary school, as he struggles with coming out and falling in love with John, the top athlete at school - who, amazingly, falls in love with him as well.

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Boy meets boy. Boy likes boy. Boy, oh, boy. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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30 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comme un garçon  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,254, 2 May 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,200,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed on location at The Vyne Community School in Basingstoke See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the school newspaper office, when Mark discovers the anonymous article "Get Real", he reads aloud from the article: "The assumption that your children are heterosexual may be causing them pain." The close-up on the computer screen shows that sentence as: "The assumption that your children are heterosexual may be destroying their lives." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Steven Carter: I came late to sex. I was nearly ten. That's when my friend Mark Watkins told me how babies were made.
Young Steve: Really? Are you sure?
Young Mark: Yeah. Honest. I saw it on one of my dad's videos.
Steven Carter: For over a year after that I thought babies were made when two women tied a man to a bed and covered his willy with ice cream.
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Features Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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Two's Company
Written by Max Harris
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Good movie with a flaw or two.
30 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

I went to see the film with a friend and we both enjoyed it very much, especially Charlotte Britain but when we discussed the film later neither of us could figure out one thing: When the guys are frolicking in the pool together and are caught by Kevin, the athlete acts as if he's not the least bit concerned that he's been "found out". He laughs about it and it seems that he's come to terms with his relationship with Steven being known. Back at school, however, he goes back to acting like he doesn't even know Steven and they musn't be seen even talking. But Kevin has already seen them together in the pool! We thought that was kind of lame. Here's this guy that they all call "puff" and "queer" and yet when the best friend of the athlete catches them in the pool it's as if nothing happened. In spite of this flaw, we enjoyed the movie. Any comments?


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