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Trick (1999) directed by Jim Fall

Director: Jim Fall

Writer: Jason Schafer (writer)

Release Date: 27 January 1999 (Sundance Film Festival, USA)
5 May 2000 (Italy)

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Tagline: A story about two guys trying to make it in the big city

Plot: The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan.

This funny and romantic screwball comedy has become an instant classic. Gabriel (Christian Campbell - Book of Daniel & Reefer Madness: The Musical), a very cute, effervescent, blossoming Broadway musical composer, and Mark (J. P. Pitoc -Just Can't Get Enough & Six Feet Under), a dark, hunky handsome go-go boy (looks amazing in a g-string), lock eyes at the strip bar and long to link loins, but through a series of events, they just can't seem to be alone long enough to get it on. What would have been a quickie turns into a evening for the two men to get to know each other. They spend the night enduring intrusions, visited by friends and separated by ex and future ex-lovers. In a cinematic gay world of cookie-cutter plots, TRICK's seductive tale offers a fresh and exciting alternative, and one that speaks truths on love and relationships no matter what the sexual orientation. In a stellar supporting role, Tori Spelling (Kiss the Bride) is quite memorable as Gabriel's bulldozing "I'm not a lesbian" wannabe off-Broadway actress/singer best friend, Katherine. Her dive diner table-side rant is hilarious.

Awards: 1999 Reader Jury of the "Siegessäule" Award (Jim Fall), Berlin International Film Festival
1999 Special Programming Committee Award as Outstanding Emerging Talent (Jim Fall), L.A. Outfest
2000, Golden Satellite Award Nomination as Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical (Tori Spelling)
1999 Grand Jury Prize Dramatic Nomination (Jim Fall), Sundance Film Festival

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Cast (in credits order)
Christian Campbell ... Gabriel
John Paul Pitoc ... Mark
Tori Spelling ... Katherine
Will Keenan ... Dude
Brad Beyer ... Rich
Lacey Kohl ... Genevieve
Abbey Hope ... Business Woman
Becky Caldwell ... Yolanda
Kate Flannery ... Ridiculous Writer
Steve Hayes ... Perry
Joey Dedio ... Ex Go-Go Boy
Ricky Ritzel ... Scary Man
Lissette Gutierrez ... Woman on the Subway
Lorri Bagley ... Judy
Kevin Andrew ... Stoop Cruiser
Bobby Peaco ... Lester Sinclair
Kevin Chamberlin ... Perry's Ex
Eric Bernat ... Funky Stage Manager
Missi Pyle ... Actress with Flowers
Debbie Troche ... Actress with Videotape
Michele Brilliant ... Little Dyke
Nat DeWolf ... Gay Reveler
Scottie Epstein ... Muscley Chest Guy
Clinton Leupp ... Miss Coco Peru (as Coco Peru)
Jamie Gustis ... Dino
Helen Hanft ... Greasy Spoon Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joan Barber ... Singer
Michael Ferreira ... Dancer (as Michael McDerman)
Rodney Folkerts ... Guy on the Street
Miguel Mas ... Feature
Manos Pantelidis ... Club Dancer
Ralph Cole Jr. ... Dancer (uncredited)
George Costacos ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Randy Maggiore ... Student in classroom. (uncredited)
Mark Ott ... Club Patron (uncredited)

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