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Gypsy 83 (2001)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 2001 (USA)
Two young misfits head for New York City to celebrate their idol and muse, Stevie Nicks, at The Night of 1,000 Stevies. Along the road, in order for them to escape their painful pasts, they... See full summary »

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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Bambi LeBleau
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Ray Vale
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Zechariah Peachey
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Troy
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Lois
Stephanie McVay ...
Polly Pearl
Amanda Talbot ...
Connie
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Empress Chi Chi Valenti
Eileen Letchworth ...
Mrs. Larson
Andersen Gabrych ...
Banning
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Hazleton
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Kitty Boots
Matthew Faust ...
Fraternity Pledge
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Two young misfits head for New York City to celebrate their idol and muse, Stevie Nicks, at The Night of 1,000 Stevies. Along the road, in order for them to escape their painful pasts, they must discover their strengths and learn self-acceptance. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Some of us were never meant to fit in.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Джипси 83  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,054, 18 April 2004, Limited Release

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$29,367, 18 July 2004
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After entering the Holland Tunnel the scene switches to a moving sequence of the Trans-Am, however, the blinking [amber] hazard lights of the camera vehicle is clearly reflected upon the Trans-Am. See more »

Quotes

Woman: Excuese me. May I ask you a question? Do you think it's appropriate to dance in a graveyard?
Clive: Don't you think that we should dance while we can?
Woman: I think you should have more respect for the dead and especially for yourself.
Gypsy: Excuse me?
Woman: I didn't want to mention this, but you could be a very pretty girl, but that
[points at Gypsy's cleavage bearing ensemble]
Woman: would be inappropriate for any young lady. Especially for someone your size.
Gypsy: Look, Granny, I am a pretty girl, ok? Big is beautiful. Haven't ...
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn Up the Radio
Written by Steve Plunkett, Steve Lynch, Keni E. Richards (as Keni Richards), Randy Rand and Steve Isham
Performed by Autograph
Courtesy of RCA/BMG
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Not since Sherwood Anderson made Winesburg, Ohio THE place to be FROM, has Ohio seemed such an exotic backdrop!
2 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Who knew that Sandusky was another Oz? Not since Sherwood Anderson made Winesburg, Ohio THE place to be FROM, has Ohio seemed such an exotic backdrop! Todd Stephens once again shows us that being different in Sandusky may be the crucible out of which our most solid character values are forged. Sara Rue and Kett Turton--with a little help from Karen Black, John Doe, and Anson Scoville ( as the sexiest Amish man since Harrison Ford)--make being different ( Goth, fat, gay, whatever)seem like redemption.

A little road picture becomes, with good writing, direction, and superb performances, a modern-day Canterbury Tales, where the "Night of a 1000 Stevies" is as important a destination as St Thomas Becket's grave.

The journey is itself the important part of the story, and each character that Gypsy ( Rue) and Clive (Turton) meet helps to change them as they, in turn, alter the lives of those they meet.

Do not expect true love and happy endings because like all journeys of self discovery, nothing is perfect and believing, opposite from the adage, is finally seeing.

Rent this DVD; see this movie. Todd Stephens gets better and better. EDGE OF SEVENTEEN was far from being just another teen movie, just another GAY teen movie; so GYPSY 83, too, is far from being another coming of age film. I think it says that we are all essential: frat boys, rednecks, broken-down karaoke singers, Stevie Nicks impersonators, fat girls, hunky Amish farmers, Mary Kay sales queens, and Foto Hut booth girls.

Sandusky, Ohio IS Oz. Todd Stephens knows it.

Oh, and don't miss Karen Black's incredible sultry jazz singing. Why the hell isn't she on Broadway?


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