Trick (1999)



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In this comedy, Gabriel is a smart composer specializing in musical comedies. Mark is a real Adonis who works as a go-go dancer. They meet in a crowded subway train and are terribly attracted to each other. The problem is to find a suitable place to make love.
R (for strong language and sexual content)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Tori Spelling
as Katherine
Steve Hayes
as Perry
Clinton Leupp
as Miss Coco Peru
Brad Beyer
as Rich
Lacey Kohl
as Genevieve
Kevin Chamberlin
as Perry's Ex
Abbey Hope
as Business Woman
Becky Caldwell
as Yolanda
Kate Flannery
as Ridiculous Writer
Joey Dedio
as Ex Go-Go Boy
Ricky Ritzel
as Scary Man
Lisette Gutierrez
as Woman on the Subway
Kevin Andrew
as Stoop Cruiser
Bobby Peaco
as Lester Sinclair
Eric Bernat
as Funky Stage Manager
Missi Pyle
as Actress With Flowers
Debbie Troche
as Actress With Videotape
Michelle Brilliant
as Little Dyke
Nat De Wolfe
as Gay Reveler
Scottie Epstein
as Muscley Chest Guy
Helen Hanft
as Greasy Spoon Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Trick

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7)

A highlight of the 1999 Sundance Film Fest, Jim Fall's charming romantic comedy deviates from mnny gay-themed by not dealing with AIDS or other "serious" issues, instead centering on "simple" matters like dating and getting laid.

Full Review… | January 4, 2007
Top Critic

But what makes Trick different is that it tells a story that heterosexuals can also relate to.

December 31, 1999
Apollo Guide

Jason Schafer's writing and Jim Fall's direction invest this with a loopy humor and skewed sensitivity that bring an essential freshness to all the blue-balled agony.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Film Journal International

Sexual orientation is moot in first-time feature director Jim Fall's breezy, single-day-spanning romantic comedy.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999

Thoroughly entertains in the context of this genre, but it also stands as being the most uplifting and romantic love story of the year.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Trick


Sexual orientation is moot in first-time feature director Jim Fall's breezy, single-day-spanning romantic comedy.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

This is like the best queer cinema gem without any sex, loved the quirky characters and music in the film. The film did not rely on hot actors or fabulous jokes. Just the simple and raw acting was used to bring about the meaning of finding true love. It's such a beautiful film, I loved Christian Campbell and John Paul Pitoc. Tori Spelling was so cool, she played her bitchy character well. The film is so realistic, it's really engaging. One of those films that I would watch it over and over again.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer


Finally some queer cinema which bothers with jokes actually pertinent and relevant to actual gay culture. In the first seven minutes, we get to see perfect parodies of (about half of) the types of annoying guys you don't want bothering you at the club - the drugged out ex-stripper, the blunt troll, the slick-lookin guy who just wants a sleazy unsafe threeway. From there, the film derails into normal dramedy territory, occasionally surfacing to visit a piano bar, an all night New York diner, an audition room, a contested fuck space. I read this movie best described as a "fever dream piece". Our lead is a cute naive-lookin young Broadway writer who picks up a suave overconfident stripper on the subway and spends the whole night trying unsuccessfully to find a hookup space. It's got its moments of sweetness and genuine feeling, always rare for a romance comedy. It's almost too shocking how much Tori Spelling looks like Miss Coco Peru.

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_kelly .King

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