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Parting Glances (1986)

As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »

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As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing with their circle of eccentric friends, including Nick, who is living with AIDS. Written by Travis Spence <00tdspence@bsuvc.bsu.edu>

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$12,232, 23 February 1986, Limited Release

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$537,681
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Director Bill Sherwood's sole film, before his death from AIDS in 1990. See more »

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Peter: Two by two. It's like Noah's Ark in here.
Michael: Yeah? I hadn't noticed.
Peter: So the guy that's leaving. That your lover?
Michael: [nodding] Mmm Hmm.
Peter: What are you doing tomorrow night?
Michael: I haven't thought that far.
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The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
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A Refreshing Movie From the '80s
28 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Parting Glances is a wonderful film. Steve Buscemi plays a man who has AIDS but this is not an AIDS movie, it is a movie about love and friendship. John Bolger, who later played Gabe McNamara a police chief on the soap opera Another World, plays a man who is leaving his lover to take a job in Africa. His reasons for leaving are examined and challenged all to the tune of a delightful score by Brahms with Mozart in counterpoint. A visit from a character from Don Giovanni provides a delightful interlude. Fans of The Drew Carey show will enjoy the performance of Kathy Kinney in a role that is almost a mirror image of Mimi.


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