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Common Ground (2000)

R
TV Movie | 105 min | Drama

This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts", a teacher in a 1970's classroom struggles with ...See moreThis movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts", a teacher in a 1970's classroom struggles with his closeted gay status. Finally in "Amos and Andy", a father wrestles with his own emotional acceptance of a present day wedding between his son and another man. Written by John Sacksteder See less
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Director
Donna Deitch (directed by)
Writers
Paula Vogel (segments: A Friend of Dorothy's) | Terrence McNally (segments: M. Roberts) | Harvey Fierstein (segments: Amos and Andy)
Composer
Frédéric Talgorn (music by) (as Frederic Talgorn)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Renee Rousselot (casting by)
Production Designer
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Release date
Jan 29, 2000 (United States)

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Erik Knudsen
Young Johnny Burroughs Young Johnny Burroughs   See fewer
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Brittany Murphy
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Margot Kidder
Mrs. Nelson Mrs. Nelson   See fewer
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Mimi Rogers
McPherson McPherson   See fewer
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David Hemblen
Chester Burroughs Chester Burroughs   See fewer
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Aron Tager
Mr. Manos Mr. Manos   See fewer
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Paulino Nunes
Navy Recruiter Navy Recruiter   See fewer
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Brian Kerwin
Chuck Dawson Chuck Dawson   See fewer
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Shirley Josephs
Mrs. Manos Mrs. Manos   See fewer
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Ann Holloway
Mrs. Burgess Mrs. Burgess   See fewer
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Patti Medwid
Mrs. Dawson Mrs. Dawson   See fewer
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Sean O'Neill
Barber Shop Boy Barber Shop Boy   See fewer
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Tanya Henley
Petty Officer Petty Officer   See fewer
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Sandy Robson
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Neil Girvan
Plainclothesman Plainclothesman   See fewer
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Toni Ellwand
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Rudy Webb
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Eric Stoltz
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Steven Weber
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Ava Fitch
Young Nancy Young Nancy   See fewer
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Ilana Miller
Peggy's Friend Peggy's Friend   See fewer
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Jimmy Allen Jimmy Allen   See fewer
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Jason McSkimming
Denny Tate Denny Tate   See fewer
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Adam Blake
Brian Langer Brian Langer   See fewer
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Gina Sorell
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Shel Goldstein
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Scott Watson
Man in Car Man in Car   See fewer
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Thea Gill
Willa Willa   See fewer
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Irene Pauzer
Andy's Mother Andy's Mother   See fewer
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Rodney Rosen Rodney Rosen   See fewer
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Johnny's Wife (uncredited) Johnny's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 926 votes