Trick

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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...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 2/8/2000
  • UPC: 794043492921
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Letterbox / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD

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
Veronica Lynn Singer
Technical Credits
Jim Fall Director, Producer
Stephen Altobello Sound Editor
Jody Asnes Production Designer
Mark Beigelman Executive Producer
Anthony Bergman 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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Menu

Side#1--
   Play Movie
   Audio Options
      Audio Selection
         English Stereo
         Surround Sound
      Subtitles
         English
         None
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      Cast and Crew
         christian campbell
         tori spelling
         brad beyer
         clinton leupp
         j.p. pitoc
         lorri bagley
         steve hayes
         jim fall
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gives that warm fuzzy feeling at the end

    Trick is a story about Mr Insecure running into Mr Gordeous/Hunky. Both main actors bring incredible depth, charisma, character, life, and realism to their characters. i appreciated that there were rarely if ever any moments when either man's sexuality was in question (both acted the gay character really well). Of course, there has to be straight girl best friend, played to perfection by Tori Spelling. not overly sexual, the perfect movie to snuggle with someone as you watch

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lighthearted, Sexy, and Romantic!

    If you enjoy a romantic story that leaves you with a big smile on your face as the final credits roll, then this is for you. The lead actors have great chemistry and the supporting players add touches of humor that make you glad they're there. This is a must see, and don't forget to check out the soundtrack CD, another must buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    In one night, the happy duo go from anonymous pick-up to knowing - the whole of the hardest aspects of a relationship encapsulated in one night. It's perfect for snuggling with your lover and watching at night!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Astonishing

    The impact this film made on me is shown simply in me writing this: I saw it this evening and I had to rush to my computer to show everyone else how much I enjoyed it. It is a much needed break from the normal gay-themed movies/shows, such as Queer as Folk. This movie was so refreshing and so emotional that anyone and everyone should watch it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Trick is a Treat

    ''Trick'' is a beautiful story, the stars John Paul/J.P. Pitoc, Christian Campbell, and last but not least Tori Spelling are great. J.P. and Christian are great together, they play their characters with ease. If you like well acted movies you will like this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TRICK is magic

    This movie is sweet. Tori Spelling is very enjoyable and the lead guys have chemistry. That J.P. Pitoc is hot. Lori Bagley is hillarious as the roommate's girlfriend. Miss Coco Peru is a force to be reckoned with. Overall this movie is very entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    JP Pitoc Makes this Movie

    In this movie, John Paul Pitoc is the most beautiful thing that ever walked the face of the earth.. his passion and humanity clearly defined.. who wouldn't want to take him home for ever and ever.

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