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Nine Lives (2004)

One person's life leads to another in this web of tales about drugs, sex, gay life, aging and being HIV+. Each is played out in a series of steamy, telling monologues.

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Dean Howell

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Michael Kearns (screenplay), Dean Howell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Kearns Michael Kearns ... Ronnie
Ethan Mechare ... Young Ronnie
Matt Crabtree ... Alan
David Bauman David Bauman ... Frank
Nic Arnzen ... Phil
Eric Dean ... Carlos (as Eric Turic)
Bill Chrisley Bill Chrisley ... Father Maloney
Steve Callahan ... Corey
Nick Salamone Nick Salamone ... Daniel
John Ganun John Ganun ... Bo
Terrence Houlihan ... Boxing Trainer (as Terry Houlihan)
Mark Salzberg Mark Salzberg ... Boxing Trainer
Anne Hulegard Anne Hulegard ... Bo's Mother
J.J. Stevens J.J. Stevens ... Bartender (as Jim Stevens)
Dennis Christopher ... Mikey
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One person's life leads to another in this web of tales about drugs, sex, gay life, aging and being HIV+. Each is played out in a series of steamy, telling monologues.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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There are two lies to every story.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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excruciating
24 May 2009 | by jvframeSee all my reviews

I'd struggle to find anything uplifting to say about Nine Lives. It is certainly not of "cinematic" quality - however the quality of the video is no worse than the script, direction or acting (which are all lack-lustre). The story is painfully contrived and the film never gets better than it is in the first scene.

I loved "Breaking Away", which was released just at the time I got seriously into cycling - and long before I came out as gay - and I bought this film on DVD because I was interested to see Dennis Christopher in the cast - but he doesn't save the film.

I'd recommend that there are a million better ways to spend 75 minutes of your life, or to spend any amount of money. I still might throw the disc in the bin - I know I'll never watch it again or lend it to anyone.


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