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The Curiosity of Chance (2006)

A confident, out-of-the-closet gay teenager has the support of an eclectic range of friends while dealing with a homophobic bully during his first year at an international high school.

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Chance Marquis (as Tad Hilgenbrinck)
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Chance Marquis, a confident, self-assured, quick-witted, perceptive, outspoken and clear-headed gay teenager, reflects back on his first year at an international high school. While meeting and making friends with an assortment of types, he also has the targeted attentions of a mirthless vice principal and a bullying, homophobic soccer jock out to make his life miserable. At home, Chance's perceptive little sister openly shares all his confidential secrets with their widowed career-army father seeking common ground with his atypical children. Introduced to a drag club, Chance finds fun and success in a cross-dressing contest, but a photo of his participation makes life at a school a living hell. Time to find out the depths of your friendships. Written by statmanjeff

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The only way he could fit in was to stand out.

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Chance' Highschool Abenteuer  »

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€1,000,000 (estimated)
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Tad Hilgenbrink(Chance) was born and raised as a farmboy in Illinois.His real full name was Tadeus Moses Hilgenbrinck before he has cut it short. By the way,he has copied 2 of James Marsden's roles both on Epic Movie(Cyclops) & Disaster Movie(The Prince). See more »

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In an early scene, the vice-principal goes over Chance's academic history in an interview with Chance and states that he is known to sometimes channel deceased torch singers such as Rosemary Clooney, Dionne Warwick, and Ethel Merman; however, as the movie takes place in the 1980s (never indicating which exact year), the only singer of the three that might have been deceased is Ethel Merman (d. 1984). Rosemary Clooney died in 2002, and Ms. Warwick was still among the living going into 2013. See more »

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Brad Harden: Hey, Marquis, next time duck, like the chicken you are.
Hank Hudson: That makes no sense, on a pure poultry level.
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Referenced in Midnight Movie (2008) See more »

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Dream Woman
Written by Paul Bliven and Ben Cooper
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This film really was a great surprise !
19 June 2008 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This film really was a great surprise !

Hard to believe I'm only the second person to comment on it ! Fine, it's low-budget, but I guess I enjoyed watching this movie more than Titanic. I've watched Titanic I don't remember how many times and I'm certain that I'll be returning to watch Chance again and again. The main character is gay, but the gayness isn't thrown into your face. I kept thinking 'Edge of Seventeen', but really ,the two films are very different.It's got more to do with tolerance. No more about the film, you'll just have to make the effort and watch it yourself ! You won't be disappointed !


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