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Adam & Steve (2005)

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Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.

Director:

Craig Chester

Writer:

Craig Chester
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm Gets ... Steve Hicks
Cary Curran Cary Curran ... Cary / Cherry Dazzle
Craig Chester ... Adam Bernstein
Parker Posey ... Rhonda
Noah Segan ... Twink
Sally Kirkland ... Mary
Jackie Beat ... Self
Mario Diaz ... Orlando
Lisa Frederickson Lisa Frederickson ... Fiona
Sandy Martin ... Biker Chick
Michael Panes ... Lou
Jennifer Echols ... Triage Nurse
Jack Guzman ... Security Guard
Chris Kattan ... Michael
Maxine Prescott Maxine Prescott ... Elderly Lady
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Storyline

Teenage Goth couple Adam and Rhonda are club hopping when Adam spots a dancer he is immediately attracted to. Taking the dancer home, Adam is introduced to drugs by him, but their sexual escapade is interrupted by an embarrassing episode and the dancer leaves quickly. Years later Adam accidentally stabs his dog and brings him to a hospital where he is treated by a psychiatrist who once studied veterinary medicine. The doctor (Steve) and Adam start dating and fall in love. Rhonda, who has stayed Adam's close friend through the years, begins to date Steve's straight roommate at the same time. Months later Steve realizes that Adam was the Goth teenager with whom he had the embarrassing encounter, and breaks off the relationship, afraid that Steve will reject him when he finds out the truth. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Taglines:

the tempting new comedy from the producers of 'Latter Days'

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language, drug use and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The flashback in the beginning of the film takes place in 1987. The remaining film takes place in 2005. See more »

Quotes

Norm: Happiness is accepting life on life's terms, no matter what they happen to be. You just do your best with what you've been given.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD release of the film contains several deleted and extended scenes with commentary from writer/director/star Craig Chester. The scenes are included in the film's novelization, also written by Chester. Most of the scenes were cut for time. The scenes featured on the DVD are:
  • An extended version of Adam's (Chester) opening visit to the support group
  • Adam saves Rhonda (Parker Posey) from a relapse into her food addiction at a barbecue restaurant
  • Adam recounts to Steve (Malcolm Gets) a sexual experience he had with a mime
  • Adam and Steve get ready to go country dancing
  • An extended version of the party at Steve's apartment, including more scenes with Jeff and Jeff's adopted daughter Ling-Ling
  • An extended version of Michael (Chris Kattan) telling Adam about Steve's past
  • Adam and Steve have a fight after Steve's party
  • An extended version of the dinner party with Adam, Steve, and Steve's parents
  • Michael wakes up to find Steve is not home and realizes he doesn't know how to operate without him (he tries to make coffee and realizes he doesn't know how)
  • Rhonda and Michael make out when Michael tempts Rhonda with a pie, which promptly ends up covering them both (Craig Chester admits that the scene was cut due to massive technical difficulties in staging it)
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Connections

References Funny Lady (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

It's the 80's
Written by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn and Michael Lloyd
Published by Sister Ceil, Fire and Water Songs and Michael Music
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A good change of pace for gay cinema
26 April 2005 | by mediatymSee all my reviews

I was recently at the world premier of Adam and Steve at the Tribecca Film Festival this April. I didn't quite know what to expect walking into the theater but I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with what I saw on screen. Most gay themed films over the past several years have bored me and depressed me to the point of a much-needed visit to my analyst. I know that there are important issues dealing with the gay community, but it is nice to see a film that looks past all of the usual topics points and moves on to very funny comedy. The writer director Craig Chester did a superb job at ramping up the humor and staying dedicated to keeping the story funny. When you think, that was funny; he turns it up and takes it even farther. The sell out crowd of about 1500 at Tribeca was incredible entertained by this film. There were very few dull moments and the audience kept pace with the humor. The guys at Funnyboy Films made a good choice making Adam and Steve. This film along with their first success of LATTERDAYS shows the potential for this company to be a strong force in the future of the film-making community.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Adam i Stiv See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,429, 2 April 2006

Gross USA:

$309,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$309,404
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Funny Boy Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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