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Boat Trip (2002)

R | | Comedy | 21 March 2003 (USA)
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Two straight men mistakenly end up on a "gays only" cruise.


Mort Nathan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Jerry Robinson
Horatio Sanz ... Nick Ragoni
Roselyn Sanchez ... Gabriella
Vivica A. Fox ... Felicia
Maurice Godin ... Hector
Roger Moore ... Lloyd Faversham
Lin Shaye ... Sonya the Coach
Victoria Silvstedt ... Inga
Ken Hudson Campbell ... Tom (as Ken Campbell)
Zen Gesner ... Ron
William Bumiller ... Steven
Noah York Noah York ... Perry
Richard Roundtree ... Felicia's Dad
Bob Gunton ... Boat Captain
Jennifer Gareis ... Sheri


Jerry and Nick are two best buddies whose love lives have hit rock bottom, Jerry's especially, having just vomited all over his fiancée on a hot air balloon trip prior to proposing to her. To escape their troubles and find women, they book a trip on-board a cruiseliner, unaware the travel agent has just played a horrid trick on them in retaliation for Nick offending his secret gay lover. And that's the trick; it's a gay cruiseliner for gay men to meet and mingle. Slowly but surely, the two main characters begin to realize this and in turn get into a lot of humorous predicaments. Written by corrections by perugirl527@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Filmed entirely in Cologne, Germany, and on a cruise ship out of Athens, Greece. The ship cruised the Mediterranean for ten days while filming, and stopped in Alexandria, Istanbul, and Rhodes. The island scenes were filmed on the isle of Hydra, Greece. See more »


When Jerry parachutes onto the cruise ship, the ship is moving. When he lands and hops up, its obvious the ship is docked. See more »


[having found out they're on a gay cruise, Nick is trying to get himself and Jerry off the ship]
Nick Ragoni: Excuse me, how do I get off really fast?
Man on Deck: Try the Hole in One Room.
Nick Ragoni: [to himself] I'm starting to think that's not a real driving range. In fact, I'm CONVINCED OF IT!
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Written by Billy Sherrill and Tammy Wynette
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Classic of our times! 11stars
29 December 2005 | by deconstructionistSee all my reviews

Boat Trip succeeds where countless films have failed in providing insight into the multi-leveled complexity, ambiguity and tension inherent in gay/straight social interactions. Moreover, it brashly implies such interactions should be encouraged and even celebrated.

Boat Trip is both more and less than a sensitive but hilarious portrayal of the gay sex cruise industry. It must be recognized as a clever commentary on the often overlooked fact that gay men and straight men differ in sexual preference but are similar in some other respects.

The subtlety in the pretense of presenting what superficially appears to be a dreadfully juvenile and unfunny film as a means of illuminating the prejudices of the audience is utterly brilliant. So brilliant in fact that many of the more literal minded among us might leave the theater unaware of the profundity of the film and think they just endured one of the worst movies ever produced.

That would be their loss. Approached on a more open-minded level this film will reveal startling truths such as the little recognized tendency for some gay men to behave in an effeminate manner and the even less explored reality that such behavior makes many straight men uncomfortable. Even more revealing is the film's shocking premise that being in the company of gays does not inevitably cause a straight man to desire to perform fellatio. By exploding this myth this film may do more to strengthen the ties between straight and gay men than any development since the advent of unisex hair styling salons.

Most movingly, but with adroitly comedic undertones, this movie boldly suggests that, despite these hidden truths, gay and straight men can co-exist even within the confining environment of a seafaring vessel. Of course, the cruise liner is itself not merely the setting or "environment" in which this cinematic exploration occurs but indeed a metaphor for our ever more crowded society and the ultimate verity that we are all adrift in this mad world together.

The failure of this film to receive its due from critics only shows the dangers of daring to break new ground in Hollywood.

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Release Date:

21 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,700,000, 23 March 2003

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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