The Delta (1997)




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Movie Info

Two Southern men try to come to terms with their homosexuality. John is a Vietnamese immigrant, and Lincoln is a member of a Southern Jewish community. The two live in a small Southern town, and at one point they take a trip down the Mississippi River together.
Drama , Gay & Lesbian
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In Theaters:
Charlie Guidance Productions


Shayne Gray
as Lincoln Bloom
Thang Chan
as John
Colonious Davis
as Ricky Little
Larry Reynolds
as Man in Park
Angelique Owens
as Donut Shop Clerk
Leigh Walden
as Cece Bloom
Gene Crain
as Sam Bloom
Charles Ingram
as Gary Bloom
Ron Gephart
as Ken Bloom
Kim Newman
as Denise Bloom
Polly Edelstein
as Debbie Bloom
Vanita Thomas
as Bernice
Melissa A. Dunn
as Tina Clifton
Erin Grills
as Jacquie Clifton
Kate Davis
as Gloria Clifton
Mark Hyman
as Club Bouncer
Michael Pancho Locke
as Michael/Kid on Bike
Robert Hathaway
as 2nd Kid on Bike
Richard Daggett
as Pick-up Driver
Anthony Isbell
as Jerry--Man in Hotel
Patricia A. Gill
as Joe's Wife
Moses J. Peace
as Policeman
Moses Peace
as Policeman
Nhan Van Dang
as Minh's Roommate
Thi Ho Bay
as Roommate's Mother
Pham Minh Hoang
as Minh's Friend
Hoang N. Pham
as Minh's Friend
Mai Ballard
as Pool Hall Owner
Alluring Strange
as Club Band
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Critic Reviews for The Delta

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

This intimate gay drama, about the complex relationship between a white adolescent and a Vietnamese immigrant, displays a fresh voice but suffers from structural flaws and ultra-modest production values.

Full Review… | April 12, 2006
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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October 29, 2002
AV Club
Top Critic

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December 31, 1999
New York Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The film now seems more infuential and prescient than ever, a signature work that heralded a revived interest in 'Queer' cinema while pointing the way toward an ever more influential documentarian and micro-budgeted American independent film scene.

Full Review… | November 16, 2012
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Audience Reviews for The Delta

Although Sachs cannot sustain the cinematic promise of The Delta's early sequences, his moral seriousness and technical finesse merit attention.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Thinks it is clever, but it really isn't. Long, boring scenes of teenagers out of parties put me to sleep for a brief minute or two. Lincoln's struggles with his identity as a gay or straight man is well played out, but another gay character, Minh (African-American and Vietnamese) is so obviously displaced from society that the sympathy for him becomes sickening. The ending of the movie is fun to discuss, but this movie is very pretentious.

Jordan Towles
Jordan Towles

Ok, the storyline & message are potentially substantial, however, like almost every other Indy, its narrative was once again amateurish, unorganized & loose.


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