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Ethan Mao (2004)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 10 November 2004 (USA)
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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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a family affair a crime a fugitive romance See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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This was better than I expected.
21 December 2013 | by Hunky StudSee all my reviews

i thought that this is just one of those low budget gay films with some nudity and weak stories. It was better than I expected.

It is clear that it had a low budget, that is why it didn't have much music in it,(if it had any, I certainly didn't get any impression), and the film visual quality is low. They did not use colored filter in front the lens, either. so it feels more like a TV show, instead of a film that you watch on big screen.

Sometimes, i felt that those people were acting, but not living in real life. It could be due to lack of music, or they were limited inside a house for a long time.

however, the story is not bad. Most gay films in the USA are about white males, this is a very rare film centered around an Asian gay male. When was the last time, so many Asian males all appeared in one film? for that reason alone, i totally support these kind of films.


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Language:

English

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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