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Gay yuppie Robert (John Bolger) accepts an assignment in Africa that will put his strained relationship with his lover, Michael (Richard Ganoung), in limbo for the next few years. Michael, meanwhile, tends the needs of his ex, Nick (Steve Buscemi), whose punk band's video is getting MTV airplay even as he battles HIV and bittersweet memories in a claustrophobic apartment. After a farewell dinner thrown by Robert's foppish boss and his luminous wife, Michael and Robert fret and frolic with a host of Manhattan hipsters at a party thrown by their artist friend Joan (Kathy Kinney). These various crowd scenes set the stage for a series of one-on-one interactions that explore the romantic and other tensions of early AIDS-era Manhattan without offering too many easy resolutions. Buscemi would become an indie regular, while Kinney would go on to achieve fame on Kinney in the 1990s. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:February 19, 1986

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Sundance Film Festival Bill Sherwood In Competition 1985 Nominee

Cast

Richard Ganoung
as Michael
John Bolger
as Robert
Steve Buscemi
as Nick
Adam Nathan
as Peter
Patrick Tull
as Cecil
Cam Brainard
as Ricky
Theodore Ganger
as Klaus
Sylwia Hartowicz
as Chris,Little Girl
Daniel Haughey
as Commendatore, Ghost
Bob Kohrherr
as Sam
Nada
as Liselotte
Patrick Ragland
as Ex-Seminarian
John Siemens
as Dave
Yolande Bavan
as Betty
Kathy Kinney
as Joan
Kristin Moneagle
as Sarah
Jim Selfe
as Douglas' Sidekick
Richard Wall
as Dougles
Patrick Ragland
as Ex-Seminarian
Kathy Kinney
as Joan
John Siemens
as Dave
Kristin Moneagle
as Sarah
Yolande Bavan
as Betty
Nada
as Liselotte
Theodore Ganger
as Klaus
Bob Kohrherr
as Sam
Jim Selfe
as Douglas' Sidekick
Daniel Haughey
as Commendatore, Ghost
Sylwia Hartowicz
as Chris,Little Girl
Cam Brainard
as Ricky

Crew

Bill Sherwood
Director
Barrett Sherwood
Director
Arthur Silverman
Producer
Yoram Mandel
Producer
Bill Sherwood
Screenwriter
Jacek Laskus
Cinematographer
Bill Sherwood
Editor
John Loggia
Production Designer
Daniel Haughey
Art Director
Anne Mitchell
Set Designer
Sylvia Heisel
Costume Designer
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