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1985 (2018)

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A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.

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Yen Tan

Writers:

Hutch (story by), Yen Tan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cory Michael Smith ... Adrian Lester
Virginia Madsen ... Eileen
Michael Chiklis ... Dale Lester
Jamie Chung ... Carly
Aidan Langford ... Andrew
Ryan Piers Williams ... Marc
Michael Darby ... Leo
Tina Parker ... Cashier
Bryan Massey ... Pastor Jon
Bill Heck ... Slow Dancer 1
Marcus DeAnda ... Slow Dancer 2 (as Michael Deanda)
Chris Gardner Chris Gardner ... Waiter
Gidget Taylor Gidget Taylor ... Nurse
Talir Talir ... Landry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicole Babin Nicole Babin ... Background
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Storyline

A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.

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Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2019 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

O Ano de 1985 See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The director does not like the name of the diner in the film. The menu's that displays the diner as "Tan's Diner" was made as a joke not intended to be displaced prominently in the film, it was only used because it blocked the reflection of the camera in the plexiglass. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Lester: You're gonna have some tough days; days where you feel like everything sucks, and you don't wanna get out of bed; days when you gonna feel like you just don't belong. I've had a lot of those days. And I want you to know; you are not the only one that feels the way you do. There's a whole world out there for someone like you. I promise you are not as different as you think you are. And mom and dad that might not get it; all of your friends might not get it either, and some of them might say some...
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Realistic Emotional Drama
16 February 2019 | by mtsinaraSee all my reviews

This film is quite good. The movie portrays the struggle with being gay and the family dynamics during the AIDS crisis in 1985, but not with a flashy Hollywood style, but from a realistic and personal side.


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