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Test (2013)

TV-MA | | Drama | 4 April 2014 (Poland)
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In 1985, a gay dance understudy hopes for his on-stage chance while fearing the growing AIDS epidemic.

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Chris Mason Johnson (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Scott Marlowe ... Frankie
Matthew Risch ... Todd
Evan Boomer Evan Boomer ... Tyler
Kevin Clarke Kevin Clarke ... Bill
Kristoffer Cusick ... Walt
Rory Hohenstein Rory Hohenstein ... Tommy
Damon K. Sperber ... Dr. Corbett (as Damon Sperber)
Myles Thatcher Myles Thatcher ... Sam
Katherine Wells Katherine Wells ... Molly
Sergio Benvindo Sergio Benvindo ... Sergio
Madison Keesler Madison Keesler ... Jennifer
Andre Mathieu ... Cabbie (as Andre Matthieu)
James Sofranko James Sofranko ... David
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Storyline

San Francisco, 1985: Frankie confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company as he embarks on a budding relationship with Todd, a veteran dancer in the same company and the bad boy to Frankie's innocent. As Frankie and Todd's friendship deepens, they navigate a world of risk - it's the early years of the epidemic - but also a world of hope, humor, visual beauty and musical relief. Written by Production

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Dance like a man. San Francisco. 1985.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese | French

Release Date:

4 April 2014 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

San Francisco, 1985 See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,473, 13 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,172, 29 June 2014
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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Todd: I hardly ever sleep with anyone my own age. Almost my own age.
Frankie: Yeah, me neither.
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Connections

References Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Look At You
Written and Performed by Calculated X
Courtesy of Calculated X
Published by Sample and Hold Music (BMI)
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Tired and Unoriginal
8 June 2014 | by mminmanSee all my reviews

Though technically well done and visually adept, even stunning at times, Test adds nothing new to the genre of mid 80s HIV cinema. Test is a step up from Chris Mason's 2008 film, The New Twenty, but suffers from the same lack of original story.

The trailer led me to believe I was going to see a movie that was as much or more about dance as it was about HIV. This was not the case. What dancing there was was the highlight of the film.

Scott Marlowe plays the lead role, Frankie, superbly. It is unfortunate that he was not given a more interesting story to tell.

In the end Test plays like a safe-sex public service announcement done with edgy flair.


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