Has anyone else seen this? I saw it when it came out over 20 years ago. Two monumentally screwed up men, an emotional cripple and a sociopath, room together. Oh, yeah - there's huge underlying sexual tension and murder. Creepy, creepy eroticism as I recall it. Despite how objectively handsome both leads (young Colin Firth and Hart Bochner) were, the creepiness factor just swamped any feelings of attraction.
It has a great ending. Bochner is Firth's complete dream man, and when he's willing to fuck him at the end, even so, Firth's sense of morality turns out to be more important to him than his dick. But making the choice drives him insane, and he becomes Bochner at the end.
That sounds just like how The Talented Mr Ripley turns out .. with Ripley becoming Dickie.
What ever happened to Bochner - he was incredibly hot in this. ?
How come its Colin who is the superstar - where is Hart Bochner ? He's not another Rupert Everett is he ?
It's very different than Ripley.
Do I remember correctly -- was the very last scene of the both of them seated at the dining table with only one actually eating?
Whatever happened to Hart Bochner anyway? Such an odd pairing, but that's why it worked.
It will remain a creepy Gay Gothic legend
[quote]Do I remember correctly -- was the very last scene of the both of them seated at the dining table with only one actually eating?
Yes--because the one not eating is dead, with a bullet in his skull, which was put there by the other one.
I seem to recall the Jehovah's Witness woman and the sherry-drinking old ladies.
Bochner's still working, although better known for his ecological advocacy.
Anyone know who Hart shares his spunk with?
Extremely handsome guy … still!
The trivia game from this film is great.
Vincent Price, Edward G. Robinson, Anne Baxter is my neverfail play.
Damn. You can sure see where Hart got his looks from. Yes, he still looks good, but he has unfortunate hair.
What's wrong w/ his hair, R20?
It seems like it's thinned out an awful lot but he's still trying to wear like he did back in the day.
Some IMDb posters have already wondered about Bochner. It sounds like he's bi. Apparently dated Sharon Stone and likened her to the anti-Christ. Love it.
[quote]Years ago, I think I can remember him dating the first actress who played Fallon in Dynasty--Pamela Sue Martin. He's not a huge star, so he doesn't seem to get alot of press.
[quote]Well, he's not exactly a paparazzi magnet. He dated Sharon Stone and Jaime Lee Curtis as well. Maybe he's just private about his love life? That does not make him gay.
[quote]I remember the Sharon Stone thing. When asked about her he said dating Sharon Stone was like dating the anti-Christ. Explains why those two didn't marry.
[quote]I was a waiter at The Palm for years in the 80's and waited on Bochner several times. Absolutely gay. He had a fling with one of the valet parking attendants at that time. I saw a number of women hitting on him and he was always flirtacious, mysterious... and never left the restaurant with any of them.
[quote]He was attracted to the smooth, blonde beach boy type of guy, the "Chris Atkins" look from that period.
[quote]I have heard from an inside source--another actor named Tim Murphy, who died in 1988, that Hart was very bisexual but has always said he dies not like labels. He likes women and he likes men. I am ok with that, I can dream regardless. He is a hunk. Agree cc
[quote]I went to college with Hart at UCSD. He definitely flirts with women as I saw first hand and you feel that there is a connection but there wasn't any follow through with me or anyone else. Great eye contact...
Ha, love that his MO in real life seems similar to his behaviour in the film. From what I remember, everyone in the main character's life loved Bochner's character whereas they barely tolerated Colin Firth. Or was that just the old women?
His hottest role was the asshole frat boy in "Breaking Away"
Wikipedia has a complete rundown of the film.
And in OP's link, why does the writer keep calling Firth's character "George"? His character's name is Adrian (according to IMDB and Wikipedia).
Bochner has always been rumored to be gay or bi, FWIW.
He was breathtakingly gorgeous in Rich and Famous, Supergirl, and some miniseries. The Winds of War, maybe?
Hey DL bitches, I was so intrigued by this thread on Sunday that I actually rejoined Netflix mail service (which I'd canceled months ago when they started double-charging for it with streaming), in order to get this film. Your discussion made it seem like a definite must-see, creepy and perverse, with delicious homoerotic overtones. Well, I just finished watching this piece of shit. What a turkey! The acting was terrible, the situations so fucking trite and implausible, and the ending was cheesy as hell. The only good thing about it were some interesting location shots of Buenos Aires, a city that I've always been curious about. But the rest of it was just BAD BAD BAD. And the homo stuff was hardly what I'd call sexy.
You're an idiot R28. The situations were highly plausible. Of course, you don't know anything about the Dirty War of the Disappeareds, do you?
Bochner "rumored" to be gay or bi. Sorry for the disappointment but he is very very straight and that is a known fact. Second of all, still very beautiful. End of thread
my apologies..didn't realize this site. You are free to dream however you want of Bochner.
R28, I haven't seen the film in years and wonder if I'd like it now. Too many times I've rewatched a film and hated it on second viewing.