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Test (2013)

TV-MA | | Drama | 4 April 2014 (Poland)
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In 1985, a gay dance understudy hopes for his on-stage chance while fearing the growing AIDS epidemic.

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Chris Mason Johnson (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Scott Marlowe ... Frankie
Matthew Risch ... Todd
Evan Boomer Evan Boomer ... Tyler
Kevin Clarke Kevin Clarke ... Bill
Kristoffer Cusick ... Walt
Rory Hohenstein Rory Hohenstein ... Tommy
Damon K. Sperber ... Dr. Corbett (as Damon Sperber)
Myles Thatcher Myles Thatcher ... Sam
Katherine Wells Katherine Wells ... Molly
Sergio Benvindo Sergio Benvindo ... Sergio
Madison Keesler Madison Keesler ... Jennifer
Andre Mathieu ... Cabbie (as Andre Matthieu)
James Sofranko James Sofranko ... David
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San Francisco, 1985: Frankie confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company as he embarks on a budding relationship with Todd, a veteran dancer in the same company and the bad boy to Frankie's innocent. As Frankie and Todd's friendship deepens, they navigate a world of risk - it's the early years of the epidemic - but also a world of hope, humor, visual beauty and musical relief. Written by Production

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Dance like a man. San Francisco. 1985.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

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English | Portuguese | French

Release Date:

4 April 2014 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

San Francisco, 1985 See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,823
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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Frankie: Wonder if there's gonna be this, like, wave of monogamy because of all this.
Todd: Well, I mean... it's one way to be sure, right?
Frankie: I guess. It seems so unnatural, though, just being with one person. It's like some sort of massive unnatural challenge. It's like a test.
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References Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) See more »

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Anvil (Night Club School)
Written by Billy Currie, Peter Anselm Egan, Stephen John Harrington, David Tomlinson, Midge Ure (as James Ure)
Performed by Visage
Courtesy of Polydor Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Published by Warner Chappell Music (PRS)
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typical mid-80s gay movie with good acting and directing
16 February 2014 | by soknivesoutSee all my reviews

without high expectations, you can have good time with this movie. direction is nice, and atmosphere is cool. san francisco gay scene looks nice, but i don't feel enough paranoia to empathize with characters. it feels like movie tries to tell aids crisis, and how people felt its burden on their shoulders but you end up watching almost 20 minutes of gay ballet/dancing scenes over and over again.

cinematography is classy. amateur looking actors are doing very well jobs. not the best gay themed movie of the year (that one is stranger by the lake for sure) or aids/HIV movie (and that one is dallas buyers club) but still very enjoyable experience. director chris mason johnson will probably make better movies than this one.


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