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Boys Life 4: Four Play (2003)

Four gay shorts are rolled into one 83-minute movie.

Writers:

Phillip J. Bartell (segment), Alan Brown (segment) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cole Williams ... Michael (segment "L.T.R")
Weston Mueller ... Riley (segment "L.T.R.")
Aimee Garcia ... Caitlan (segment "L.T.R")
Michael Azria Michael Azria ... Tobias (segment "L.T.R")
Phillip J. Bartell ... Interviewer (segment "L.T.R") (voice)
Jonathan Alberts Jonathan Alberts ... Blurred Boy in Coffee Shop (segment "L.T.R")
David Feldman David Feldman ... Boy in Line (segment "L.T.R")
Barry Gellis Barry Gellis ... Boy in Line (segment "L.T.R")
Rich Rennessy Rich Rennessy ... Boy in Line (segment "L.T.R")
Michael Peters Michael Peters ... Boy in Line (segment "L.T.R")
Howard Simson Howard Simson ... Boy in Line (segment "L.T.R")
Tobias Conan Trost ... Boy in Line (segment "L.T.R")
Jay Gillespie ... Brad (segment "O Beautiful")
David Clayton Rogers ... Andy (segment "O Beautiful") (as David Rogers)
Craig Chester ... Craig (segment "Bumping Heads")
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Storyline

Boys Life 4: Four Play is the latest installment in the successful series of gay short films. Featuring films directed by past Strand Releasing directors Brian Sloan, Eric Mueller and filmmakers Alan Brown and Phillip Bartel, this follow-up showcases gay filmmaking at its best. The films in this package include Sloan's BUMPING HEADS, Bartel's LTR, Brown's O' BEAUTIFUL, and Mueller's THIS CAR UP. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

In the "Bumping Heads" segment, New York photographer Craig Hamrick can be briefly seen in the bar scene, sitting at a bar, talking to another uncredited extra. This is just before the main characters (one of whom is named Craig, and is played by an actor named Craig) "bump heads" giving the movie its title. Hamrick is a friend of the movie's director, 'Brian Sloan', and he was on the set that day shooting some publicity stills for the movie. Also visiting the set that day was Parker Posey, dropping by to see her pal Craig Chester. See more »

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10 December 2003 | by doctor13See all my reviews

...in that order, is my rating for these four short films, from best to worst. The stories have been told before, by other reviewers, so I'll just say that "l.t.r." is certainly the most entertaining, with wicked writing and another awesome performance by Weston Mueller (who was in "Crush" on BOYS TO MEN), who has "future star" written all over him. Someone give Phillip J. Bartell a feature! Next, for all it's bad criticisms, I enjoyed "O Beautiful". Easily the best-looking of the bunch, the cinematography made up for the occasional incredulous moment. The two leads were sincere in their approach, and their performances were quite good. The script is what failed them. The split screen technique worked most of the time, but not all. I think the director should have wielded it with a little more finesse, as there were moments when it was too distracting (inside the truck). Then take "This Car Up", which utilizes split-screen in a clever and interesting way with good performances. The biggest fizzle in the bunch was "Bumping Heads" starring Craig Chester, an actor I really like, but who is wasted here. The movie is limp all around with unsteady acting and a script that, well, could have been better.

My overall recommendation is that BOYS LIFE 4 is worth a look for "l.t.r." alone.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Histórias de Pegação 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Denville, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,845, 3 August 2003

Gross USA:

$53,169

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,169
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Strand Releasing See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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