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Straight-Jacket (2004)

In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

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Guy Stone
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Sally Stone
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Rick Foster
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Jerry Albrecht
Victor Raider-Wexler ...
Saul Ornstein
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Freddie Stevens
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Victor
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Waiter
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Ray Verrine
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Moron #2
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Betty Bright
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In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

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Fame... Money... Girls... What's his secret?

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4 March 2004 (USA)  »

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Saia Justa  »

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$2,888 (USA) (3 December 2004)

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$45,463 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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Trivia

Adam Greer and 'Carrie Preston' originated the roles of Rick and Sally in the stage play. See more »

Goofs

The top button of Guy's blue shirt is buttoned and unbuttoned in alternate shots. See more »

Quotes

Guy Stone: Um, what do you do for fun?
Sally: Watch Guy Stone movies.
Guy Stone: Really? Me too.
Sally: Oh, and I'm taking an acting class from the prestigious Tom Hertz.
Guy Stone: Ah, Tom, sure.
Sally: You take from him?
Guy Stone: Sometimes I'm the student, sometimes I'm the teacher. So, you wanna be an actress?
Sally: Oh, gosh, no. Actresses are whores.
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No animals or homosexuals were injured in the making of this film. See more »

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Referenced in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) See more »

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Ultimate Hollywood
Music by Stephen Edwards (as Stephen James Edwards)
Provided by 5 Alarm Music
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Fun, smart, spoof of closeted 50s Hollywood
27 August 2005 | by (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. It was a fun, witty, and fresh look at 50s Hollywood. The fact that it deals with gay characters aside, it has a fun, but strong message about the extent of how far McCarthy era probes went to play on public fears. This time it's dished right back to the fear-mongers.

The movie is shot on high-color film stock that makes it feel more like a 50s Technicolor feature. The characters are over-the-top and the sets are "fabulous." On the technical side, this movie has several long single-shot scenes that make it feel more like a 50s-era movie. I hear that they were equally difficult for the actors and crew to get get a good take. Most movie takes today are only seconds long with different camera takes strung together to make a scene. In Straight-Jacket, they pan the camera to make a very long, stage-like scene.

The humor of the film is very smart & witty. I always like a comedy where secondary & minor characters are used to carry the comedy while the main characters carry more of a straight plot. In this film, you can't wait for the next witty entanglement with either the butler (Michael Emerson) or the agent (Veronica Cartwright.) Of course, there are several on-going gags that lighten the serious message of the film.


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