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Holding the Man (2015)

Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance... See full summary »

Director:

Neil Armfield

Writers:

Tommy Murphy (screenplay), Timothy Conigrave (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Corr ... Timothy Conigrave
Sarah Snook ... Pepe Trevor
Francesco Ferdinandi Francesco Ferdinandi ... Italian Waiter
Craig Matthew Stott ... John Caleo (as Craig Stott)
Lee Cormie ... Eric
David Woods David Woods ... Drama Teacher Chook Hennessey
PiaGrace Moon ... Prue
Tegan Higginbotham ... Gina
Josh Burton ... Derge (as Joshua Burton)
Andrew S. Gilbert Andrew S. Gilbert ... Father Wallbridge
Mason Viola Mason Viola ... Paul Caleo (15 years)
Anthony LaPaglia ... Bob Caleo
Camilla Ah Kin Camilla Ah Kin ... Lois Caleo
Luke Christopoulos ... Chris Caleo (13 years)
Kerry Fox ... Mary Gert Conigrave
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Storyline

Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance endured for 15 years to laugh in the face of everything life threw at it - the separations, the discrimination, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses - until the only problem that love can't solve tried to destroy them.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Holding the Man See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$767,038
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tim Conigrave's mother Mary Gert Conigrave, his sister Anna Davison, and one of Anna's daughters briefly appear in the wedding reception scene, shown sitting at a table. The scene depicts Anna's own wedding reception. See more »

Goofs

In 1985, as Tim interviews an HIV patient named Richard, a copy of OUT magazine is seen on the table under the tape recorder. OUT was first published in 1992. See more »

Quotes

Timothy Conigrave: [to John] I should have worked harder to make you come.
[Girls laugh]
Timothy Conigrave: Is there a problem?
[Girls laugh harder]
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Crazy Credits

There is a snippet of a recording with writer Tim Conigrave, and a photo of Tim and John together, after the last film credit. See more »

Connections

References 9 to 5 (1980) See more »

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20th Century Boy
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex
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The Movie did the book justice.
14 June 2015 | by trenttitmarshSee all my reviews

World Premier - Sydney Film Festival Closing Night - 14/06/15

The movie did the book justice. It was sensational. You could hear 2,000 people crying in the audience!! It truly felt like the 2 boys spirits were there with us all in the Theatre that Night. There family & friends were in attendance. Amazing cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, Marcus Graham, etc. Such an important story to tell from Australia's History. The lead actor (Ryan Corr) stole the show for me as Timothy and overshadows John but I think that is what happened in real life as he was such a force of nature, plus I guess it is his story from his book. Go See It ‪#‎holdingtheman‬


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