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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Adam Greer and 'Carrie Preston' originated the roles of Rick and Sally in the stage play. See more »

Goofs

The top button of Guy's blue shirt is buttoned and unbuttoned in alternate shots. See more »

Quotes

Guy Stone: We're both gay.
Rick Foster: Custom dictates we have sex now.
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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

Police Detective March
Music by Stephen Edwards (as Thaddeus Hillary)
Provided by 5 Alarm Music
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Funny, smart and strangely endearing camp
11 November 2004 | by lojaxSee all my reviews

Straight-Jacket is modern camp at its best. A well written script with witty dialogue reminiscent of the era it teases. The film would fall apart if it weren't for the deft handling of the homosexual aspect of the story; instead we are treated with a smart and strangely endearing film which ultimately turns into something of a love story. Loosely based on Rock Hudson's double life, our main character (a leading cinematic heartthrob) has to get married and make an attempt to tone down his lifestyle to cover the fact that he is gay. Set against the backdrop of 50's Americana and Hollywood blacklisting, the mix of comedy and emotion conspire to create a film which is most definitely memorable and absolutely enjoyable.


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