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Outing Riley (2004)





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A closeted Chicago architect wrestles with the prospect of coming out to his Irish Catholic brothers following the death of their parents in Stolen Summer writer/director Pete Jones' affectionate family comedy. His entire live, Bobby Riley (Jones) has been living a lie. The product of a traditional Irish-Catholic family, Bobby is a typical guy who likes beer and loves sports. In fact, the only notable difference between Bobby and your average Chicago Irish-Catholic is that Bobby happens to be gay. For years, the only person who knew Bobby's well-guarded secret was his sister Maggie (Julie R. Pearl) - a no-nonsense lawyer with an open mind and no time for secrets. Though his live-in boyfriend Andy (Michael McDonald) longs for the day he will be able to express his love openly, Bobby insists on projecting a heterosexual image with a little assistance from longtime lesbian gal pal Carly (Dana Gilhooley). On the heels of their father's death, Maggie attempts to convince Bobby that the time has come to tell his brothers the truth about his lifestyle. The only problem is that Bobby's brothers aren't simply straight - they're fairly narrow as well. Of course prankish Luke (Nathan Fillion) and unstable Connor (Stoney Westmoreland) could probably come to grips with the truth, but what about Jack (Dev Kennedy)? The eldest sibling and a devoted clergyman, Jack would most certainly have an adverse reaction to such a life-changing announcement. When Bobby determines to reveal his secret and becomes suddenly tongue tied at the last minute, it's up to outspoken sister Maggie to set the record straight whether Bobby likes it or not.

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Nathan Fillion
as Luke Riley
Pete Jones
as Bobby Riley
Dev Kennedy
as Jack Riley
Julie R. Pearl
as Maggie Riley
Stoney Westmoreland
as Connor Riley
Jeff Garlin
as Partner in Architects' Firm
Steve Dahl
as Mr. Burke
J. David Ruby
as Howie Madesn
Michael Gambino
as Italian Guy
Kaye Han
as Jogger
John Maholm
as Rickshaw Guy
Mark Petrie
as WASPY Guy
Marc Singletary
as Holly's Boyfriend
Wendy Snyder
as Smoking Woman
Kat Tuohy
as Tanning Girl
Richard Strobel
as Bar Patron
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It's okay. A bit silly and these characters don't really have much for any of us to relate to. But it's mindless fun.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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Crazy and funny. What a great mix of people.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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