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It's My Party (1996)

Nick "Eric Roberts", is nearing the end of a 3-year battle with AIDS and makes arrangements to die. He hosts a party to say goodbye to friends and family. His ex-partner, Brandon "Gregory Harrison", attends and things get complicated.

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Randal Kleiser

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Randal Kleiser
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Cho ... Charlene Lee
Bruce Davison ... Rodney Bingham
Lee Grant ... Amalia Stark
Devon Gummersall ... Andrew Bingham
Gregory Harrison ... Brandon Theis
Marlee Matlin ... Daphne Stark
Roddy McDowall ... Damian Knowles
Olivia Newton-John ... Lina Bingham
Bronson Pinchot ... Monty Tipton
Paul Regina ... Tony Zamara
Eric Roberts ... Nick Stark
George Segal ... Paul Stark
Steve Antin ... Zack Phillips
Dimitra Arliss ... Fanny Kondos
Christopher Atkins ... Jack Allen
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"You won't leave me, will you?" Nick asks Brandon shortly after revealing to him the results of his last blood test for HIV. "I don't want to die alone." In spite of Brandon's protestations, the two soon find the love they had shared for many years in ruins. One year after their breakup, Nick is confronted with a ravaged immune system and a CT Scan and lab values which, along with his worsening forgetfulness, clenches the diagnosis of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) -- a condition he has seen claim his friends and one which he vows will not take him. Due to the aggressive nature of the disease, he has only a few days of conscious life remaining. His plan, he announces to family and "extended family," is to voluntarily end his life himself before the disease renders him unrecognizable to those he loves and he, in turn, is unable to recognize them. Uninvited to the farewell party, Brandon's presence is greeted with jeers from those who see him as having abandoned Nick ... Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The last of 3 films in which Lee Grant and Roddy McDowall work alongside each other. The first was Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981), and the second The Million Dollar Face (1981). See more »

Goofs

When we hear Brandon say "He's so close to your mom", it's clear that his lips say "He's so close to your dad." See more »

Quotes

Tony: You do it again, I'm gonna get out the whip.
Nick: Promises, promises!
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References It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Party Out Of Bounds
Written by Kate Pierson (as Cathrine Pierson), Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson
Performed by The B-52's
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So sad...
16 August 2001 | by StreetwolfSee all my reviews

Please keep your Kleenex close!I think the part where my eyes started getting watery was when Brandon(Gregory Harrison) and Nick (Eric Roberts) kissed. I was yelling and screaming, "Greg!Why?????NOOO!!" Yes I am a big fan of the man and I found it very surprising that he took the part as Brandon. After being lovers for 8 years Brandon and Nick are the complete opposite of each other yet they have so much to teach and learn from each other. When Nick gets tested positive Brandon gets scared and after trying his hardest to cope with Nick's illness he backs away from him in fear...maybe even a slight hatred that he is going to die. So they break up, Brandon finds someone else, who is very young and Nick just pretends he doesn't care. 1 year later Nick finds out he has only a few days to live after he discovers he has a brain tumour. He holds a party gathering friends and family. When Brandon turns up out of the blue everyone hates the idea of him being there, even Nick, but Brandon too needs to say goodbye. The actual part that was the saddest is when Brandon discovers that Nick wants his ashes scattered around they place where they first met, as Nick has now planned to kill himself and basically everyone wants to stop him, but know they can't. This was a terrific movie, there wasn't a dull moment, a lot of flashbacks were shown of the relationship Brandon and Nick shared and I think everyone can relate to that it is never easy to lose someone you love especially to death, but it also shows a side of reality that we all have to go sometime and we might as well make the most of life. Eric was terrific as Nick and the way he was trying to avoid Brandon. Gregory was great as Brandon, the emotions of seeing his loved one die slowly and yet still being strong about it for his sake even sitting by his bedside when he dies I think we all want that, to at least have a person by our side so we don't die alone.


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Official Sites:

MGM/UA Lion's Den

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Festa See more »

Filming Locations:

June Mountain, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$148,532, 24 March 1996

Gross USA:

$622,503

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$622,503
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Opala Productions See more »
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1.85 : 1
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