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The Curiosity of Chance (2006)

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A confident, out-of-the-closet gay teenager has the support of an eclectic range of friends while dealing with a homophobic bully during his first year at an international high school.

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Russell P. Marleau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tad Hilgenbrink ... Chance Marquis (as Tad Hilgenbrinck)
Brett Chukerman Brett Chukerman ... Levi Sparks
Aldevina Da Silva Aldevina Da Silva ... Twyla Tiller
Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyze Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyze ... Hank Hudson
Chris Mulkey ... Sir
Maxim Maes Maxim Maes ... Brad Harden
Colleen Cameron Colleen Cameron ... Sienna Marquis
Danny Calander Danny Calander ... Claire Vuoyant
Magali Uytterhaegen Magali Uytterhaegen ... VP Ophelia Smelker
Didier Matthys Didier Matthys ... Gus
Benjamin Royaards ... Steve
Joyce Berx Joyce Berx ... Toni Durazo
Sophie Engel Sophie Engel ... Rachel
Tineke Caels Tineke Caels ... Loretta Getzick
Tony Beck Tony Beck ... Lawrence Sparks
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Storyline

Chance Marquis, a confident, self-assured, quick-witted, perceptive, outspoken and clear-headed gay teenager, reflects back on his first year at an international high school. While meeting and making friends with an assortment of types, he also has the targeted attentions of a mirthless vice principal and a bullying, homophobic soccer jock out to make his life miserable. At home, Chance's perceptive little sister openly shares all his confidential secrets with their widowed career-army father seeking common ground with his atypical children. Introduced to a drag club, Chance finds fun and success in a cross-dressing contest, but a photo of his participation makes life at a school a living hell. Time to find out the depths of your friendships. Written by statmanjeff

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The only way he could fit in was to stand out.

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Country:

Belgium | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chance' Highschool Abenteuer See more »

Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

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Budget:

€1,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Bigfoot Entertainment See more »
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(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Tad Hilgenbrink(Chance) was born and raised as a farmboy in Illinois.His real full name was Tadeus Moses Hilgenbrinck before he has cut it short. By the way,he has copied 2 of James Marsden's roles both on Epic Movie(Cyclops) & Disaster Movie(The Prince). See more »

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While driving to get to a photo shoot location, a Ford Focus and a Ford Ka pass in opposite direction among other cars. Both models did not exist before 1998 and 1996 respectively. See more »

Quotes

Brad Harden: So tell me, Sparks, when exactly did YOU grow a pair, huh?
Levi Sparks: When I figured out you don't really have friends, just subjects who live in fear of you.
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Referenced in Midnight Movie (2008) See more »

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Dream Woman
Written by Paul Bliven and Ben Cooper
Performed by Level 7 Music
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This film really was a great surprise !
19 June 2008 | by PyreneenguySee all my reviews

This film really was a great surprise !

Hard to believe I'm only the second person to comment on it ! Fine, it's low-budget, but I guess I enjoyed watching this movie more than Titanic. I've watched Titanic I don't remember how many times and I'm certain that I'll be returning to watch Chance again and again. The main character is gay, but the gayness isn't thrown into your face. I kept thinking 'Edge of Seventeen', but really ,the two films are very different.It's got more to do with tolerance. No more about the film, you'll just have to make the effort and watch it yourself ! You won't be disappointed !


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