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The Disco Years (1991)

Short | 30 min | Short, Drama

Tom Peters looks back to 1978, the year in high school that he came out of the closet. Tom's mom is both sweet and intrusive, urging him to take out girls. She also drags him to her disco-dancing lessons. His friendship with Matt becomes ...See moreTom Peters looks back to 1978, the year in high school that he came out of the closet. Tom's mom is both sweet and intrusive, urging him to take out girls. She also drags him to her disco-dancing lessons. His friendship with Matt becomes his first love, and then Matt turns on Tom with homophobic venom. Later, Matt and Matt's new girlfriend trash the classroom of an effeminate teacher with more vicious homophobia. At first, Tom joins in heaping scorn on the teacher, then he has to decide if it isn't time to open the closet door. A crisis of sorts ensues with his mom, and disco proves to be a balm. Written by See less
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Director
Robert Lee King (directed by)
Writers
Producers
Richard Hoffman (produced by) | John Peter James (produced by) | Robert Lee King (produced by)
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Cinematographer
Editor
Paul McCudden (edited by)
Casting Directors
Lou Goldstein (casting by) (as Louis Goldstein) | Joyce Mayo (casting by) (as Joyce Maio)
Production Designer
Leslie Brown (as Les Brown)
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Updated Dec 31, 1991

Release date
1991 (United States)

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Gwen Welles
Melissa Melissa   See fewer
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Dennis Christopher
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Robin Stapler
Denise Denise   See fewer
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Steve Rally
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6.4 / 10 | 375 votes