An insight into the turbulent lives and loves of a gay clique based in Los Angeles.

Director:

Greg Berlanti

Writer:

Greg Berlanti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Weber ... Patrick
Timothy Olyphant ... Dennis
Matt McGrath ... Howie
Zach Braff ... Benji
Nora Burns Nora Burns ... Female Shopper
Dean Cain ... Cole
Chris Payne Gilbert ... Larry
John Brandon ... Mickey
Diane McBain ... Josephine
Robert Peters ... Cop
Billy Porter ... Taylor
John Mahoney ... Jack
Nia Long ... Leslie
Mary McCormack ... Anne
Justin Theroux ... Marshall
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Storyline

In the palm-shaded oasis of West Hollywood, we meet Dennis, a promising photographer. As he prepares to celebrate his twenty-eighth birthday, he laments, ' I can't decide if my friends are the best or worst thing that ever happened to me.' The gang includes Benji, the punkish innocent with a penchant for gym bodies; Howie, the psychology grad student who thinks too much and lives too little; Cole, the charismatic actor who accidentally keeps stealing everybody's guy; Patrick, the cynical quipster, and Taylor, resident drama queen, who, until recently, prided himself on his long-term relationship. Providing sage advice and steady work is Jack, the beloved patriarch whose restaurant is a haven for them all. When tragedy strikes the group, the friendships are put to the test. Written by John Cooper

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The shortest distance between friends isn't always a straight line.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filming took 20 days. See more »

Goofs

When Dennis is about to have sex with Ted (J. Crew Guy) after his birthday party, he reaches for the beside light to turn it off, but the light goes off before the click sound from the switch. He then turns the light immediately back on, but this time the click sound and the light going on are simultaneous. See more »

Quotes

Kevin: You scared me.
Dennis: It's my house, I'm allowed to do that.
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Connections

References The Young and the Restless (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Stay Another Day
Written by A. Purdy, R. Purdy and M. Napuri
Performed by Pilgrim Soul
Courtesy of Prince Quick Mix
By arrangement with Helium Production Services
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An intelligent comedy
20 September 2006 | by jdburkittSee all my reviews

As a mature (61) gay man, I enjoyed the hell out of this film. At least there was a diversity of stereotypes. I guess it would be boring to show that most gays lead "regular" lives in all kinds of workplaces. The angst was, thankfully, less "Dawson's Creek" and more universal. The experienced straight actors helped it flow along nicely, a cut above the usual sloppy, Indie-style gay movie. The Lesbian subplot should have been expanded--or left out! I recommend this movie to all young lesbians and gays facing a still altogether ignorant homophobic society---but one that has improved since I was their age. Kudos to the people behind the camera too!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

8x10's See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$109,694, 1 October 2000

Gross USA:

$1,746,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,019,121
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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