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Morgan (2012)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | January 2014 (Poland)
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A paralyzed gay bicycle racer risks home, relationships and personal health to reenter the fray as a paraplegic racer.

Director:

Michael D. Akers (as Michael Akers)

Writers:

Michael D. Akers (as Michael Akers), Sandon Berg
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leo Minaya ... Morgan Oliver
Jack Kesy ... Dean Kagen
Darra Like Dat Boyd Darra Like Dat Boyd ... Lane Williams (as Darra 'Like Dat' Boyd)
Madalyn McKay ... Peg Oliver
Benjamin Budd ... Wesley Blake
Dane Anton Dane Anton ... Physical Therapist
Scott Gofta Scott Gofta ... Bartender
Donna Garde Donna Garde ... Dotty Kagen
Nelson Guzman Nelson Guzman ... Bike Shop Employee
Juan C. La Zala Juan C. La Zala ... Bike Shop Employee
Theodore Bouloukos ... Dr. Thomas
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Storyline

Morgan comes home after a tragic accident in a bikers race leaves him paraplegic, binding him to wheelchair use for the rest of his life. He tries to stay positive, not letting the accident end his life, but deep-rooted feelings of uselessness make him rather wish he were dead. Rolling out for beer, he meets Dean, and the two strike up a friendship that quickly develops into a romantic connection. Morgan wants to participate in the biking race in the handicap category, more so because of his competitive nature than to prove his ability. Everyone is against it, even Dean, leading to differences between the two. Finally, he realizes that he's at fault and makes peace with himself. Written by Ronnie / edited by statmanjeff

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Sometimes you have to dare to dream.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2014 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Michael Akers' Morgan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

United Gay Network See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The urn that Jack has his mother's ashes in looks very similar to the art piece that Ken gave to Dylan in Aker's film "Phoenix". See more »

Goofs

When Morgan first moves onto his sofa from his locked wheelchair, the wheelchair is aimed at an angle toward the sofa, but once he's on the sofa, his chair sits parallel to it. See more »

Quotes

Morgan Oliver: Look, why don't you just skip to the part where you tell me you're straight or not interested?
Dean Kagen: What if I'm neither?
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References Phoenix (2006) See more »

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Poor Acting, Scripting, Cinematography and Story
26 May 2012 | by sameerbSee all my reviews

I don't even want to waste time writing this review but I really think that this movie was unfortunately waste of my time and money (and want to spare a few people from watching). I saw this at the Toronto Inside-Out Festival not knowing what I was getting myself into. From the first 5 minutes you could tell that the actors were beyond amateur.

The cinematography was poor, the lighting was terrible and the intimate scenes were not romantic at all.

I could hardly connect with any characters and the romance seemed so phony .

Overall, a rating of 2 is being generous.


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