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The Substance of Fire (1996)

R
97 min | Drama

Publishing magnate refuses to publish a book by his son's male lover so the kids buy out their father and run it themselves!
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Jon Robin Baitz (play) (screenplay)
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$ 56,211
Gross (USA)
$ 31,638
Gross (World)
$ 31,638
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Release date
Mar 14, 1997 (United States)

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5.9 / 10 | 562 votes