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Alive and Kicking (1996)

Indian Summer (original title)
A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion.

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Cast

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Tonio
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Jack
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Luna
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Ramon
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Duncan
Diane Parish ...
Aiden Waters ...
Vincent
Natalie Roles ...
Catherine
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Luke (as Freddy Douglas)
Kenneth Tharp ...
Howard
Michael Keegan-Dolan ...
Alan
Ruth Lass ...
Night Nurse
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Doctor
Hilary Reynolds ...
Nurse
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A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death, finding hope through an older man who becomes his lover, mentor and companion. Written by Film Four

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Love is the ultimate kick

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, and for nudity and language | See all certifications »
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25 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$21,322 (USA) (25 July 1997)

Gross:

$202,167 (USA) (19 September 1997)
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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) When the chaps who call them "lousy poofters" go past, when Tonio says 'I am angry', the two chaps turn the corner onto another path by a litter bin, but in the next shot they are still on the same path, with no bin in sight. See more »

Connections

References My Own Private Idaho (1991) See more »

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Adored and Explored
by Marc Almond and John Coxon
Performed by Marc Almond
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26 May 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

but new product. a film about gay world, AIDS, dance, vulnerabilities, need of love and protection, shadows of fear and fall. a fragile universe who becomes, in this case, more than link of clichés. because the fundamental note is honesty. the movie is just a confession. not cruel, not pink, not sarcastic, not full of cries. just honest, clear, realistic and profound in basic nuances.a film about connections and fight against sickness. a beautiful occasion to discover the roots of dance as sacrifice, testimony and gift. a film like a drawing. only pencil lines. a sketch like glass door. a piece from a biopsy. and the other like sense of next step. all is in good place - humor, pain, hope, fear, limits, joy as butterfly circle. a film about life. about art. and a man. like part of central character for who death is more than ordinary end.


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