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Rites of Passage (1999)

An attorney decides to take a trip with his father to their isolated family cabin to talk things out but their ensuing family argument is suddenly interrupted by two escaped convicts.


Victor Salva


Victor Salva
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Behr ... Cambell Farraday
Dean Stockwell ... Del Farraday
James Remar ... Frank Dabbo
Robert Glen Keith ... D.J. Farraday
Jaimz Woolvett ... Red Tenney
Marianna Elliott ... Trooper Macintosh
Rondell Sheridan ... Trooper Dixon
George Georgiadis George Georgiadis ... Cabby
Nancy Sawyer Nancy Sawyer ... Jaimie Cutter
Joseph Foss Joseph Foss ... Clerk
Brenda James ... Ginny Farley (scenes deleted)
Joseph Kell ... Gary Desoto
Thomas G. Waites ... John Willio (as Thomas Waites)
Andreas Michael Lamelas Andreas Michael Lamelas ... Young Cambell (as Andreas Michaels)
Kenny Cloutier Kenny Cloutier ... Young D.J.


When lawyer DJ Farraday discovers his father has been having an affair, the two drive out to the remote family cabin to talk things over. What neither expects is that DJ's estranged gay brother Campbell will already be there, apparently planning a weekend retreat with his boyfriend. But father and sons are forced to put aside their grievances when two escaped convicts show up and put everyone's lives in danger. Written by Ross Horsley <rosshorsley@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The secrets some men keep can be killers.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


There was an additional scene, available on the DVD, called "Hello Mutha," and which included first Cambell and D.J. talking by the cabin fireplace which drinking beer, and then father Del comes in and they sing together, and Del praises both of them and kisses them on their heads, and then Del and finally D.J. go up to bed, leaving Cambell alone by the fire. Other than D.J. telling Cambell that "he liked Billy, and had no problem with him," the rest of the conversation is unclear, and no other character names seem to be discussed or acknowledged in the scene. See more »


Campbell Farraday: Billy's dead, he died a year ago. I guess he didn't fight it much or take is meds or something, because you can beat it now if you try - I just gotta think he didn't try.
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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

User Reviews

Engaging thriller
30 January 2001 | by msecourSee all my reviews

The theme is old by now: estrangement between a gay son and his father. However, this issue is only a part of a complex web of surprises that creates a very entertaining thriller. This is a beautiful film, not just about sexuality, but about relationships. My wife and I were captivated with the story, sitting on pins and needles waiting to see how it would end. Highly recommended.

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Release Date:

27 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rites of Passage See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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