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In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 September 1997 (USA)
A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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All of Greenleaf, Indiana is watching this year's telecast of the Oscars as Hollywood heartthrob and local boy made good Cameron Drake has been nominated for his first ever Best Actor Oscar for his latest movie role as a gay soldier. Cameron's high school English teacher Howard Brackett is overjoyed when Cameron wins the award and mentions Howard's contribution in his acting life. That joy turns to horror when Cameron mentions to the worldwide audience that Howard is gay, especially horrific to Howard as he is engaged to fellow teacher Emily Montgomery, a woman with self-esteem issues as she had battled weight issues most of her life before she lost seventy-five pounds for the wedding. Howard's life is totally disrupted as Hollywood media descends on Greenleaf in order to get Howard's story. The rest of Greenleaf also openly wonders if Howard is indeed gay, as he exhibits many stereotypical gay tendencies, such as being neat, and loving music, dancing, poetry and Barbra Streisand. His... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An out-and-out comedy.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language | See all certifications »

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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

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¿Es o no es?  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,019,821 (USA) (19 September 1997)

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$63,826,569 (USA) (23 January 1998)
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Trivia

The "Roadhouse Bar" exterior featured in the film is The Homestead Restaurant in Sparta, NJ. See more »

Goofs

The hanging strap on Joan Cusak's wedding gown can be seen hanging out of the bottom of her right sleeve in some, but not all, shots at the church. Once she goes to the bar it is never seen which means she would have had to undress to pull it back inside the gown. See more »

Quotes

Howard Brackett: Tom, do I look like a homosexual?
Tom Halliwell: Would you walk for me?
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the cast is dancing to "Macho Man" and goofing off at Berniece and Frank's wedding reception. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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Close To Perfect
Written by John Yingst and Jan Peterson
Performed by Scott Eversoll and John Yingst
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Gay means really really happy!
17 October 1998 | by (florida) – See all my reviews

This movie was a great spoof, it was not meant to convert anyone to homosexuality... Matt Dillon as Cameron, Tom Sellek the kiss of the decade... and Joan Cusack revealing what a lot of us think about showtunes... most of all Kevin Kline can carry off this comedy as well as any member of the Monty Python clan could in the heydays of that great cross dressing show... Laugh and the world laughs with you


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