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Trick (1999)

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

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Jim Fall

Writer:

Jason Schafer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tori Spelling ... Katherine
Christian Campbell ... Gabriel
John Paul Pitoc ... Mark
Brad Beyer ... Rich
Lacey Kohl Lacey Kohl ... Genevieve
Abbey Hope Abbey Hope ... Business Woman
Becky Caldwell Becky Caldwell ... Yolanda
Kate Flannery ... Ridiculous Writer
Steve Hayes ... Perry
Will Keenan ... Dude
Joey Dedio ... Ex Go-Go Boy
Ricky Ritzel Ricky Ritzel ... Scary Man
Lissette Gutierrez Lissette Gutierrez ... Woman on the Subway
Lorri Bagley ... Judy
Kevin Andrew Kevin Andrew ... Stoop Cruiser
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Storyline

Gabriel, an aspiring writer of Broadway musicals, meets Mark, a muscled stripper, who picks him up on the subway. They spend the night trying to find somewhere to be alone... forced to contend with Gabriel's selfish roommate, his irritating best friend, and a vicious, jealous drag queen in a gay dance club. The sun rises on a promising new relationship. Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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

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Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trik See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,594, 25 July 1999

Gross USA:

$2,087,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,087,228
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Christian Campbell who starred on Trick as an openly gay character Gabriel later played a prominent role of yet another openly gay character, this time as Peter Webster, a gay son of a Church minister, on a drama TV series The Book of Daniel (2006). See more »

Goofs

Missi Pyle's name is misspelled (Missi Pile) during the closing credits that show their pictures. It is corrected during the end crawl however. See more »

Quotes

Gabriel: [realizing the missing verse of his song after kissing Mark - sung] Enter you / In less than no time /
[beat]
Gabriel: this ugly drama has become pretty.
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Connections

References Fellini Satyricon (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata Opus 109
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged & Performed by David Friedman
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Boy meets boy. Oh boy!
18 June 2001 | by budmasseySee all my reviews

It's hard to imagine a gay themed film where the main characters aren't drag queens, don't have AIDS, aren't bitchy, catty, flamboyant, tragic or shallow. As it turns out, gay people, like non-gay people, can be all those things (and aren't we all tired of it) and so much more. In fact, the most distinguishing characteristic of gay people is that, for the most part, they are virtually indistinguishable from non-gay people. Isn't it about time a movie just allowed its central gay characters to be a couple of cute young guys whose casual meeting teeters over the course of a hilariously frustrating evening on the verge of becoming more than a one night stand?

Gabriel, played by Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell's older brother, is a shy, aspiring composer with dimples to die for. Mark, J. P. Pitoc, is an outgoing journalism student who earns money as a go-go boy and has the body to prove it. Pitoc and Campbell, who appear together again in the "Thank You, Good Night", gel beautifully as the put-upon would-be lovers. In a world where meeting and having sex can be a rather common and often all too impersonal event, they meet, and like most people their age, they want to have sex. But the story that gently unfolds is not at all common. It's tender, funny, and much more romantic than it sounds.

Tori Spelling, it hurts me to even write this, is terrific as Gabriel's oh-so theatrical friend. She maintains a drama in her life that can be endearing, but is often times more annoying, the latter which Ms. Spelling portrays with great comic success.

The rest of the cast is fairly unremarkable, with two notable exceptions. Steve Hayes is brilliant as a friend from Gabriel's theatre class whose hilarious "Como te gusta mi pinga" is the funniest cabaret number since Priscilla. Clinton Leupp as drag queen Coco Peru, delivers a delightful bathroom soliloquy that will have you in stitches. Even more amusing is the fact that Miss Coco looks distractingly like Ms. Spelling's character, right down to the overabundance of drama.

Trick is an uplifting and life-affirming look at being young and gay and almost in love. Surely you were at least one of these things once.


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