Trick

Trick

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Director: Jim Fall

Cast: Christian Campbell, John Paul Pitoc, Tori Spelling

     
 

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Jim Fall's gay-themed comedy Trick comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer and cast and crew filmographies. Supporters ofSee more details below

Overview

Jim Fall's gay-themed comedy Trick comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer and cast and crew filmographies. Supporters of American independent film will want to give this disc a look, but there may not be enough here to draw people not interested in the film itself.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Knowing humor, appealing leads, and a solid screenplay elevate this slick, commercial gay comedy above the glut of similar movies that characterized the late-'90s independent film market. First-time screenwriter Jason Schafer fills his tale of obstructed libido and incipient romance with all the trappings of feel-good gay cinema, but he tweaks his clichés at every turn, either subverting them or pushing them hilariously over the top; from tongue-in-cheek musical numbers to drag queens who refuse to be cuddly to characters who aren't quite what they seem, Schafer has plenty of, well, tricks up his sleeve. Rookie producer/director Jim Fall, meanwhile, paces his film like a seasoned pro, translating his protagonists' mounting frustration into a sense of suspense worthy of a Hollywood action extravaganza. None of this would work, however, if it weren't for the uniformly strong performances. Christian Campbell, the older brother of Neve Campbell, invests the plaintive, show tune-loving Gabriel with a self-deprecating fastidiousness that's utterly dead-on. Tori Spelling, meanwhile, continues her credibility-building spree as Katherine, the Sally Bowles-esque sidekick to Campbell's timid character; from manic song-and-dance numbers to an emotional breakdown set in a greasy spoon, Spelling brandishes her comic timing like a deadly weapon and pokes holes in fag-hag truisms along the way. At first, stage vet Jean Paul Pitoc gets less to work with in the role of Mark, the well-muscled go-go boy who sets the plot in motion, but his cipher-like character reveals deeper layers as the film progresses. By the time we reach the movie's climax (in the plot if not the sexual sense), Mark stands revealed as that most mythical of creatures: the hottie with a heart of gold. Such a dénouement may mark Trick as an unrealistic trifle, but it's an unrealistic trifle of the highest order.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2000
UPC:
0794043492921
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

Widescreen version of the film; Original theatrical trailer; Cast and crew filmographies

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Campbell Gabriel
John Paul Pitoc Mark
Tori Spelling Katherine
Steve Hayes Perry
Kevin Chamberlin Perry's Ex
Brad Beyer Rich
Lorri Bagley July
Kate Flannery Actor
Veronica Lynn Singer

Technical Credits
Jim Fall Director,Producer
Stephen Altobello Sound Editor
Jody Asnes Production Designer
Mark Beigelman Executive Producer
Anthony Bregman Executive Producer
Robin Carrigan Choreography
Gonzalo Cordoba Art Director
Eric d'Arbeloff Producer
David Friedman Score Composer
Mary Gasser Costumes/Costume Designer
Darren Goldberg Asst. Director
Robert Hawk Co-producer
Liz Ip Asst. Director
Cecily Kaston Asst. Director
Brian A. Kates Editor
Ross Katz Producer
Per Melita Production Manager
Susan Reilly Makeup
Jason Schafer Screenwriter
Susan Shopmaker Casting
Mary Jane Skalski Executive Producer
Terry Stacey Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Side#1--
0. Scene Selections
1. Main title. [3:15]
2. Morning. [7:12]
3. Enter you. [5:42]
4. Go Go. [11:38]
5. "Do you live around here?." [6:47]
6. Finally. [2:53]
7. Square one. [3:57]
8. Piano bar. [4:31]
9. To Perry's. [6:40]
10. Clubbing. [6:45]
11. "Ms. Coco's here to help.." [8:47]
12. A key conversation. [8:52]
13. Talking shit. [3:05]
14. Alone at last. [3:12]
15. Good morning. [5:33]
16. End credits. [:00]

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