Watch: Parting Glances 1986 123movies, Full Movie Online – As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert’s departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert’s true motives for leaving while dealing with their circle of eccentric friends, including Nick, who is living with AIDS..
Plot: Michael and Robert, two gay men living in Brooklyn, spend their last day together before Robert leaves for Africa on work assignment. Michael still has feelings for his friend Nick, who has AIDS.
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A Refreshing Movie From the ’80s
Parting Glances is a wonderful film. Steve Buscemi plays a man who has AIDS but this is not an AIDS movie, it is a movie about love and friendship. John Bolger, who later played Gabe McNamara a police chief on the soap opera Another World, plays a man who is leaving his lover to take a job in Africa. His reasons for leaving are examined and challenged all to the tune of a delightful score by Brahms with Mozart in counterpoint. A visit from a character from Don Giovanni provides a delightful interlude. Fans of The Drew Carey show will enjoy the performance of Kathy Kinney in a role that is almost a mirror image of Mimi.
The definitive gay 1980’s movie.
If you’re looking for the best movie about being gay during the height of the AIDS epidemic, skip “Longtime Companion” and watch this film. Funny, sad and true to life. Well written, well acted….check out Kathy Kinney and Steve Buscemi at the beginning of their careers.
The movie is never preachy or sappy. And there are some Bronski Beat tunes used to very nice effect.
The true crime is that AIDS claimed writer / director Bill Sherwood before he could make another film. This was his only movie – a perfect example of how this disease has robbed the world of a generation of talented individuals.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Music, Romance
Director Bill Sherwood
Writer Bill Sherwood
Actors John Bolger, Richard Ganoung, Steve Buscemi
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera Aaton Cameras
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 16
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up)