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Whirlwind (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 12 October 2007 (USA)
After being dumped, Drake takes out his pain on a tight group of gay friends through temptation and deceit, will he succeed in destroying their lives?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Anderson ...
Desmond
Desmond Dutcher ...
JD
Mark Ford ...
Mick
David A. Rudd ...
Drake (as David Rudd)
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Bobby
Bryan West ...
Sean
Michael Paternostro ...
Louis
Robbie Cain ...
Adam
Stephen Smith ...
Wayne
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Fiona (as Karmine Alers-Greco)
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Renee
Laura Taylor ...
Lauren
Valentine Ryder ...
Robert
Jim Horvath ...
Owen
Clifton Oliver ...
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A hot, young and charming man with ulterior motives enters the lives of a tight-knit group of gay men in New York City and at first adds excitement and intrigue to their group, but events soon spiral out of control as he deliberately attempts to destroy their relationships. Both touching and funny, WHIRLWIND is a subtle and honest depiction of thirty-something gay men and the crossroads they must face. Written by Jason Brown

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Things change.

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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12 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cyclone  »

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$3,000 (estimated)
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Near the end of the movie when Sean (Bryan West) goes to Drake's (David Rudd) place for a drink, as Drake brings the drinks over to where Sean is sitting, you can clearly see a microphone body pack transmitter attached to Drake's jeans. A later scene following that one shows Bobby (Alexis Suarez) and Sean (Bryan West) arguing about the previous night. As Bobby throws his duffel bag on the bed, you can see his microphone body pack transmitter attached to the back of his jeans. See more »

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Never Gonna Fall
Written by Martha Velasquez & Robert Ankner
Performed by Martha Velasquez
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Coulda, Shoulda Been Good
27 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie on DVD recently because of the jacket art. It featured a scorchingly hot young man with muscles, a hairy chest and piercing eyes. So I grabbed it.

Although the aforementioned stud is featured throughout in a prominent role, most of the film focuses on the maudlin, politically correct and rather womanish babble of a clique of NYC potheads. While none of them is particularly attractive or interesting, we follow their daily lives closely...a waste of film.

Adding to the turn-off is the obligatory, 21st century insistence on forcing interracial relationships on us (blacks or mulattoes making out with whites). This forced, political message further derails the film.

Overall, "Cyclone" reminds me of one of those neighborhood theater plays one sees in the Midwest: an amateur effort with unlikely dialog, poor timing and some rocky performances.

The hot stud on the DVD cover is the film's only saving grace. Aside from providing eye candy, he does the best anyone could with the hokey, improbable dialog. They should have built a different story around him with fewer supporting characters, a stronger plot and a more surprising outcome.

Not horrible, but not as good as the DVD cover art made it look.


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