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Rites of Passage (1999)





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Two brothers and their father attempt to sort out their issues regarding family and masculinity in the drama Rites Of Passage. A young lawyer, D.J. (Robert Keith), is in a hotel when he spots his father, Del (Dean Stockwell) -- who happens to be with his mistress. D.J. is very upset, and Del suggests they go somewhere else to talk about this matter. They drive to the family's cabin in the mountains, where they discover Campbell (Jason Behr), D.J.'s brother, who has been out of touch with the family for the past two years; Campbell got into a violent arguments with Del regarding Campbell's male lover, and they haven't spoken since. The three sit down to air their differences when a pair of strangers, Frank (James Remar) and Red (Jaimz Woolvett), arrive at the door, claiming to need help with their car. The mood soon turns confrontational between Frank and Del, threatening to erupt into violence at any moment, especially when it becomes clear that Frank and Campbell have met before. Rites Of Passage was directed by Victor Salva and was screened as part of the 1999 San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.more
Rating: R (for drug and alcohol abuse, violence, some strong sexual content and pervasive language)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Gay & Lesbian
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Written By: Victor Salva
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On DVD: May 2, 2000
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Dean Stockwell
as Del Farley
James Remar
as Frank Dabbo
Jason Behr
as Cambell Farley
Robert Glen Keith
as D.J. Faraday
Jaimz Woolvett
as Red Tenney
Robert Keith
as D.J. Farley
Joseph Kell
as Gary Desoto
Thomas G. Waites
as John Willio
Rondell Sheridan
as Trooper Dixon
Marianna Elliott
as Trooper Macintosh
Kenny Cloutier
as Young D.J.
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Leo L

Super Reviewer

How far will a person go to feel loved and accepted? The fact that he's gay is only another factor, not the core issue. Very well acted; strong story; unique, suspenceful, interesting and intense.

Glen Shrope

Love love looooved it! It always kept me guessing, and it dealt with matters that I love to see dealt with (but don't see depicted cinematically very often). Unique and interesting and suspenseful. Best movie I've seen in a while.

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