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Straight-Jacket (2004)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Romance | 4 March 2004 (USA)
In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

Director:

Richard Day

Writers:

Richard Day (play), Richard Day (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Letscher ... Guy Stone
Carrie Preston ... Sally
Adam Greer ... Rick Foster
Veronica Cartwright ... Jerry
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Saul
Michael Emerson ... Victor
Jack Plotnick ... Freddie Stevens
Adrian Neil ... Jeroen
David Burke ... Ray
Sam Pancake ... Tour Guide
Chad Lindsey Chad Lindsey ... Mike
Paul Willson ... Coal Executive
Eric Stonestreet ... Labor Organizer
Clinton Leupp ... Bernice
Lorna Scott ... Louella
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Storyline

In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

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Taglines:

Fame... Money... Girls... What's his secret?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saia Justa See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,377, 28 November 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,463, 17 April 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SRO Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jackie Hoffman, who originated the role of Jerry in the stage play, was asked to reprise her role, but couldn't due to her appearance in "Hairspray: The Musical." See more »

Goofs

The wall telephone (in Guy's apartment), is not period. They didn't have phones like that until the late 60's. The phone cord is not accurate either. That phone appears to have a modular connection, and not the thick type cord in the older phones. See more »

Quotes

Guy Stone: What's the point of being famous if you can't use it to get laid?
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Crazy Credits

No animals or homosexuals were injured in the making of this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Stright Jacket
Music by Stephen Edwards (as Homer Greencastle)
Provided by 5 Alarm Music
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What a fun, fun film!
5 March 2005 | by GombySee all my reviews

"Straight-Jacket", despite it's horror film title is one of the best comedies, gay or straight, that I've seen in a long, long time. The sharp-witted script is a delight and the look of the film is great. You really feel like you're watching one of those old 20th Century Fox Cinemascope films from the Fifties (with color by DeLuxe, of course!) Especially wonderful is the new heartthrob discovery Adam Greer, who melts both the main character's heart as well as the audience's. It may seem hard to believe that a vain Hollywood movie star like Guy Stone (the film's protagonist) could fall in love with a Marxist novelist, but Greer makes that plot twist seem not only plausible, but inevitable. Veronica Cartwright (who I loved vomiting up all those cherries in "The Witches of Eastwick") gives another memorable performance as Stone's agent, Jerry. I can hardly wait until this film comes out on DVD so I can buy it.


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