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The Stranger in Us (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 June 2010 (USA)
In this verité-style drama, Anthony, a newcomer to San Francisco, attempts to come to terms with his abusive ex-lover when he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a street hustler.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Perez ... Gavin
Raphael Barker ... Anthony
Travis Romo Travis Romo ... Street Kid
Kelly Sanchez Kelly Sanchez ... Jeremy
Lee Brady Lee Brady ... Grandma (voice)
Lisa Gotch Lisa Gotch ... Voice Mail Voice (voice)
Tim Gotch Tim Gotch ... Bus Driver (voice)
Scott Cox Scott Cox ... Stephen
Goldie Chan Goldie Chan ... Nancy
Emily Bush Emily Bush ... Sarah (voice)
Harper Harper ... Scolded Dog
Michael Schirmer Michael Schirmer ... Scolding Man
Jesse Schoem ... Drug Dealer / Movie Concession Patron
Alex Rodriguez Alex Rodriguez ... Chad
Matthew Bridges ... Kevin
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In this verité-style drama, Anthony, a newcomer to San Francisco, attempts to come to terms with his abusive ex-lover when he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a street hustler.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

23 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burn Like Fire See more »

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Paperback Films See more »
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In the beginning of the movie Gavin tells Anthony that he lives in Chico but when Anthony goes to Gavin's house the bus that passes is a San Mateo County bus. Chico is about 190 miles and over three hours from San Mateo. See more »

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Opposite Opposite Man
Written by Margrit Eichler
Performed by True Margrit
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Far from good
27 February 2012 | by landsend25See all my reviews

There are so many things in this movie that are unbelievable but that is besides the point! The relationship between Steven and Anthony is seriously disturbing however, I applaud the attempt to bring to light the fact that abuse in gay relationships exists. Even with this however, there are serious development flaws in these two characters and the acting leaves much to be desired. Anthony's Character is very timid and shy but some of his actions don't make sense considering he is painted from the beginning as being so introverted - like picking up random men. Steven's character is abusive but nothing about him is intimidating, threatening or even remotely scary - yes, he is a bitchy little queen but that doesn't make an audience believe that this guy could give his boyfriend a black eye or bash his head on a coffee table!

Gavin is the only saving grace in this film! This kid's character is believable and the actor plays the role well!

And the crazy time-line thing - only distracts the audience.


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