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Consenting Adult (1985)

Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Tess Lynd
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Ken Lynd
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Jeff Lynd
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Margie
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Dr. Mark Waldo
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Pete Roberts
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Claire (as Corinne Michaels)
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Nate
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Stu
Richard Sargent ...
Pat Malone
Thomas Peacocke ...
Dr. Daniels
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Sue Wister (as Moira Walley)
Jeff Irvine ...
Hank
Dave Sayer ...
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Rebecca Staples ...
Maribel
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Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but his Dad would rather die - which, in the end, he really does, leaving behind a mother, her son and his friend to work those things out Jeff and his Dad had never the courage to talk about. Written by Christian Fieres <chris@waldfee.psycho.de>

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Con el consentimiento de los adultos  »

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Ken Lynd: All right Pat. Just one picture.
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A Fantastic TV Film! Young and Old Alike Will Benefit
22 January 2002 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it came out on TV. I was thoroughly impressed with the way this subject was handled. Marlo should be very proud of her work. I was 26 when I saw this and think this is a film all young people should see when considering coming out to their parents.


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