27 February 2008

The Truth About Alex (1986) (TV)


The Truth About Alex (1986) (TV)


Jutros samo pogledao ovaj film, uz jutarnju kafu. Iako je ovaj tv film snimljen 1986, napravljen je u maniru 70-tih godina. Ipak nije ga loše pogledati , poneko bi mogao i da nauči nešto o prijateljstvu i kako ga očuvati.
Ova Tv drama je snimljena za kandsku Global tv prema noveli Ann Snyder, Counterplay.
Brad Stevens je sin majora američke vojske koji želi da se upiše na West Point akademiju. On i negov najbolji prijatelj Alex su ujedno i najbolji igrači u školskom ragbi timu. Alex je pianist kojemu je muzika važnija od ragbija iako je jednako dobar u muzici kao i u sportu.
Nakon što ga na jednoj benziskoj stanici napadne neki suludi vozač, i pred policijom kaže za njega da je gay , Alex prizna svoju homoseksualnu prirodu. Nakon što je to rekao i Bradu, ovaj sav u šoku iz početka odbaci njegovo prijateljstvo, da bi vec' sutradan odlučio da se bori za njega. U školskom klubu nakon što saznaju da je Alex gay počnu da ga odbacuju, provociraju i ponižavaju. Brad ostaje istrajan i vijeran drug, neskriveno svima govoreći da mu je Alex najbolji prijatelj.
Priča je dirljiva aii i poučna. U stvarnom životu moji najbolji prijatelji su str8, ali da li bi to bili i da znaju za moju sexualnu opredeljenost?!
Za neke sam siguran da bi mi i dalje bili prijatelji, a za neke ne.
Ova kopija koju sam pronašao na net je jako loša , očito snimana na VHS direktno sa TV-a,
( uključujući i reklame) pa onda ripovana na DVD. Zato je snimak jako loš, ali se može pogledati.

Director: Paul Shapiro
Writer: Craig Storper (writer)
Genre: Drama
Plot Outline: Alex admits to his best friend Brad that he is gay.
Plot Keywords: Gay Lead Character / Gay Friend / Gay Interest / Coming Out / Acceptance
Awards:2 wins & 2 nominations

Cast
(Credited cast)
Scott Baio ... Brad Stevens
Peter Spence ... Alex Prager
Jessica Steen ... Kay
Ivan Beaulieu ... Billy
Tim Birda ... Bartender
Donald Burda ... Robin
Tim Burd ... Bartender
J. Winston Carroll ... Coach mc aveely
Barry Greene ... Truck Driver
Elva Mai Hoover ... Mrs. Prager
Polli Magaro ... Marsha
Peter Millard ... Sheriff
Jeremy Ratchford ... Dutch
Michael J. Reynolds ... Major Stevens
Kelly Rowan ... Ellie Sanders
Robin Ward ... Mr. Prager

Runtime: USA:48 min
Country: Canada
Language: English

English:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Truth About Alex is a 1986 made-for-television short film. Based on the book Counterplay by Ann Snyder, The Truth About Alex tells the story of Alex Prager, a high school student who is inadvertently outed as gay and the difficulty his best friend Brad has in coming to terms with it. The telefilm stars Scott Baio as Brad and Peter Spence as Alex.

The film was a Canadian-American co-production, airing in the United States on Home Box Office. The Truth About Alex received a 1987 Gemini Award for Best Short Drama and one for Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series and was nominated for two additional awards. The film also received a CINE Golden Eagle Award

This 1986 HBO movie tackles the subject of homosexuality in a high-school setting. Brad Stevens (Scott Baio), the West Point-bound son of an Army major (Michael J. Reynolds), spends his time at football practice and hanging out with his best friend, Alex Prager (Peter Spence), who's an accomplished pianist as well as an athlete. When Alex spurns a truck driver (Barry Greene) who comes onto him in a service-station rest room, a scuffle ensues, and the guy claims that it was Alex who hit on him. The story gets out around school, but Alex doesn't deny it; he confesses to Brad that he actually is gay. Although Brad's initial reaction is shock and outrage, he slowly realizes that Brad is the same wonderful friend he's always been. Such loyalty doesn't sit well with Kay (Jessica Steen), Brad's status-conscious girlfriend, or with his stern father. Things come to a head the night of the football team's championship game, when the rift between Brad and the rest of the student body threatens the school's chance at going undefeated for the third year running. Adapted from Anne Snyder and Louis Pelletier's 1981 novel Counter Play, The Truth About Alex won a cable-TV Ace Award. In addition to Baio, who was a teen heartthrob at the time of its release, The Truth About Alex starred future sci-fi and TV fixture Steen. ~ Brian J. Dillard, All Movie Guide


video

This copy of film is very bad, recorded on VHS direct from TV, including comercial. But still you can watch it!
Finaly you can learn more from this great movie!


3 comments:

  1. hi

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