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Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: October 20th, 1998

PG-13|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Upon winning an Academy Award, actor Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon) honors his high school teacher, Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline), who he announces, before millions of viewers, is gay. This comes as news to Brackett's parents (Wilford Brimley, Debbie Reynolds), his principal (Bob Newhart) and especially his fiancée (Joan Cusack). As a media blitz descends upon on his small Indiana town, Brackett attempts to convince everyone that he's your average straight American male.

Cast: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Wilford Brimley, Bob Newhart, Tom Selleck, Deborah Rush

Director: Frank Oz

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Small town, Endearing, Transformation, 1980s, Mother, Amusing, Madcap

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The butt of the hilarious and heartfelt screenplay by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey) is homophobia, and his sting is wickedly on target. show more

  • The result is one of the jollier comedies of the year, a movie so mainstream that you can almost watch it backing away from confrontation, a film aimed primarily at a middle-American heterosexual audience. show more

  • This is a rare, "feel good" motion picture that doesn't insult our intelligence while making its play for our emotions. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical