Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Boys in the Band



1970 American Feature

Cast: Kenneth Nelson, Frederick Combs, Cliff Gorman, Laurence Luckinbill, Keith Prentice, Peter White, Reuben Greene, Robert La Tourneaux and Leonard Frey
Director: William Friedkin
Writer: Mart Crowley, based on his play

Synopsis:
It's Harold's birthday, and his closest friends throw him a party.  Drinks flow, confrontations ensue and bitter truths are revealed.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 86%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer - Male (Nelson).

Notes/Trivia:
  • The first major American motion picture to revolve around gay characters.
  • The original Off-Broadway production, directed by Robert Moore, opened in 1968 and ran for 1,000 performances.
  • The entire original Off-Broadway cast recreated their roles for the film. It was the film debuts of Frederick Combs, Reuben Greene, Laurence Luckinbill, Robert La Tourneaux, Keith Prentice and Peter White.
  • Model/actress Maud Adams also made her film debut in a brief appearance as a fashion model in the opening montage of scenes.
  • In 2002, Mart Crowley wrote a sequel to the play, The Men from the Boys, which takes place thirty years after the original.

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