Kicked out of his house because he's gay, Ethan Mao returns home to steal and ends up holding his family hostage on a fateful Thanksgiving Day.

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Quentin Lee

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Quentin Lee
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Cast overview:
Jun Hee Lee ... Ethan Mao
Raymond Ma ... Abraham Mao
Julia Nickson ... Sarah Mao
Kevin Kleinberg Kevin Kleinberg ... Josh
Jerry Hernandez ... Remigio
David Tran ... Noel Mao
Mary Gilbert Mary Gilbert ... Mrs. Harvisham
René St. Leon René St. Leon ... Teenage Boy
Jayne Taini ... Waitress
Erik Robinson Erik Robinson ... Rich Man
Gregory Paul Daniels Gregory Paul Daniels ... Unseen Man
Dana Byrne ... Ethan's Mom (as Dana Pan)
Michael Mesirow Michael Mesirow ... Voice of Sheriff Black
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BOOTED OUT of his comfortable suburban house by his father for being gay after being outed by his manipulative stepmother, Ethan Mao, 18, survives on the street as a hustler selling sex to older men. He meets Remigio, 19, a drug dealer and sometime hustler, who befriends Ethan and takes him in. After being tipped off by his younger brother that his family is going on a day trip on Thanksgiving Day, Ethan asks Remigio for a ride to his family house to get some of his belongings and a necklace that belonged to his late mother. Ethan and Remigio break into Ethan's family house, but are caught in the act and believe they have no choice other than to hold his father, stepmother, and bullying stepbrother hostage. In the following increasingly desperate hours, Ethan, his family, and Remigio are forced to confront their unresolved conflicts between each other. As the tension between Ethan and his family escalates, their inner demons and family secrets unravel in this suspenseful drama. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the only way out is to break in See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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more a family movie than gay movie
6 July 2008 | by gingerchenSee all my reviews

it will kind of fly out of your expectation when you hold the idea at the beginning that this is a "gay" movie. it is more about family actually. All different kinds of relationship in an Asian-culturally-related family. The father and the son, the brother and the brother from the same parents, the brother and the brother from different mothers, the step-mother and son, the husband and the wife... they are all melted together here. not wild gay sex, not lots of dick, prepare for something else mentally before you put the disc into the player. And you should give urself a bit of patience the day when you decide to watch it. It is not that catchy at the first part of the movie. cheap-production, that is what i thought, however it will grow into more.


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Language:

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Release Date:

10 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'enfer d'Ethan See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,356, 10 April 2005

Gross USA:

$10,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,444
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