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Nine Lives (2004)

One person's life leads to another in this web of tales about drugs, sex, gay life, aging and being HIV+. Each is played out in a series of steamy, telling monologues.

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Dean Howell

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Michael Kearns (screenplay), Dean Howell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kearns Michael Kearns ... Ronnie
Ethan Mechare ... Young Ronnie
Matt Crabtree ... Alan
David Bauman David Bauman ... Frank
Nic Arnzen Nic Arnzen ... Phil
Eric Dean ... Carlos (as Eric Turic)
Bill Chrisley Bill Chrisley ... Father Maloney
Steve Callahan ... Corey
Nick Salamone Nick Salamone ... Daniel
John Ganun John Ganun ... Bo
Terrence Houlihan ... Boxing Trainer (as Terry Houlihan)
Mark Salzberg Mark Salzberg ... Boxing Trainer
Anne Hulegard Anne Hulegard ... Bo's Mother
J.J. Stevens J.J. Stevens ... Bartender (as Jim Stevens)
Dennis Christopher ... Mikey
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One person's life leads to another in this web of tales about drugs, sex, gay life, aging and being HIV+. Each is played out in a series of steamy, telling monologues.

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cult film | drugs | hiv | sex | gay | See All (78) »

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There are two lies to every story.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Remake of La Ronde (1950) See more »

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Contemporary U.S. Gay Version of La Ronde; Uninteresting and Poorly Done
9 May 2005 | by jazzestSee all my reviews

In this contemporary U.S. gay version of La Ronde, nine persons relay portrayals of their lives in a day from one to another; simply, each character and his/her life described are not interesting enough. Towards the end, casting a married heterosexual African-American couple, whose wife says a clichéd statement of a well-educated, successful black female, ruins the otherwise consistent tone of the film, as all other characters are gay white males (except her husband). Explicit gay sex scenes seem to have little or no relation to the argument and make the film look like a pornography. Poor cinematography and sound also hurt.


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