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The Curiosity of Chance (2006)

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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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Russell P. Marleau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tad Hilgenbrink ... Chance Marquis (as Tad Hilgenbrinck)
Brett Chukerman Brett Chukerman ... Levi Sparks
Aldevina Da Silva Aldevina Da Silva ... Twyla Tiller
Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyze Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyze ... Hank Hudson
Chris Mulkey ... Sir
Maxim Maes Maxim Maes ... Brad Harden
Colleen Cameron Colleen Cameron ... Sienna Marquis
Danny Calander Danny Calander ... Claire Vuoyant
Magali Uytterhaegen Magali Uytterhaegen ... VP Ophelia Smelker
Didier Matthys Didier Matthys ... Gus
Benjamin Royaards ... Steve
Joyce Berx Joyce Berx ... Toni Durazo
Sophie Engel Sophie Engel ... Rachel
Tineke Caels Tineke Caels ... Loretta Getzick
Tony Beck Tony Beck ... Lawrence Sparks
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Belgium | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chance' Highschool Abenteuer See more »

Filming Locations:

Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium

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Budget:

EUR1,000,000 (estimated)
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Bigfoot Entertainment See more »
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(DVD)

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Color
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

VP Ophelia Smelker: Why aren't you enrolled in our mixed choir?
Chance Marquis: Uh, polyps.
VP Ophelia Smelker: Beg your pardon?
Chance Marquis: Polyps on my vocal chords. I-I can't sing until they heal.
VP Ophelia Smelker: What about surgery?
Chance Marquis: It's against our religion?
VP Ophelia Smelker: Which is?
Chance Marquis: Not to be discussed.
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Referenced in Midnight Movie (2008) See more »

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Dream Woman
Written by Paul Bliven and Ben Cooper
Performed by Level 7 Music
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Simply Incredible
22 October 2006 | by Simply_JerSee all my reviews

I will preface this comment with the fact that this was an indie film and low budget.

That being said, bravo. I was amazed how close the characters in the movie to the aspects of mine, and probably every gay man's, life. Tad and Brett borough the characters to life with such a brilliant portrayal of the outcast and the in-crowder stepping out. I will admit there were a couple times the dialog seemed a bit interesting and/or almost forced, but overall, i would recommend this movie to anyone. The gay aspect is not shoved in your face, so anyone who enjoys teen comedies can enjoy this.


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