Saturday, February 16, 2013

In & Out

1997 American Feature

Cast: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Wilford Brimley, Bob Newhart, Gregory Jbara, Shawn Hatosy, Lauren Ambrose and Kevin Chamberlin
Director: Frank Oz
Writer: Paul Rudnick

The life of a popular small town high school teacher is turned upside down when a former student, now a famous movie star, publicly outs him during his Academy Award acceptance speech.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 73% / Audience: 48%
  • OMG rating: 5 /10

  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available


  • Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Cusack).
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress (Cusack).
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor - Comedy/Musical (Kline) and Supporting Actress (Cusack).
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress (Cusack).

  • Inspired by Tom Hanks's 1994 Academy Award acceptance speech, when he won Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia, in which he mentioned his high-school drama teacher, one of "the finest gay Americans... that I had the good fortune to be associated with".
  • Casting Call: Elizabeth Hurley.
  • The Oscar statuette used in the film is Kevin Kline's. He won it in 1988 for Best Supporting Actor in A Fish Called Wanda.

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