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Defying Gravity (1997)




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In this drama, a college frat boy struggles to accept his homosexuality after spending a life-changing night with a fellow fraternity brother. Pete, the latter brother, is a senior and upon accepting his own gayness moved out of the wild party house where Griff, returns the day after. Poor Griff is terribly confused by the encounter with Pete and so keeps up an innocent dalliance with Gretchen, a perky sorority girl. As time passes, his heterosexual best friend Todd, becomes puzzled by the subtle changes in Griff, who continues to see Pete. One night Pete and Griff have a heated disagreement at a coffeshop. Later, Pete is beaten up by gay bashers in a alley and ends up hospitalized. When Griff finds out, he is forced to make some difficult choices. First he must decide whether or not to report the incident to the police and risk making his sexuality public. And he must also decide if he can take Todd into his confidence.


Daniel Chilson
as John 'Griff' Griffith
Niklaus Lange
as Todd Bentley
Laura Fox
as Mrs. Bradley
Don Handfield
as Pete Bradley
Linna Carter
as Denetra Washington
Ryan Tucker
as Gary Buchanan
Seabass Diamond
as Matthew (Doogie) McDougal
Lesley Tesh
as Heather
Kevin P. Wright
as Mr. Bradley
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Critic Reviews for Defying Gravity

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Keitel's endearingly naive comedy leaves no doubt that it's a personal film written by an insider who's still close in age to the main characters, students sharing a frat house in an unamed school--actually, USC, where helmer was student.

June 12, 2006 | Rating: 3/5
Top Critic

As flat as some of the buzz-cut skulls of Griff's strenuously macho buddies.

January 12, 2007 | Full Review…

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