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Latter Days (2003)

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A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

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C. Jay Cox

Writer:

C. Jay Cox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Sandvoss ... Elder Aaron Davis
Wes Ramsey ... Christian Markelli
Rebekah Johnson ... Julie Taylor (as Rebekah Jordan)
Amber Benson ... Traci Levine
Khary Payton ... Andrew
Jacqueline Bisset ... Lila Montagne
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Elder Paul Ryder
Rob McElhenney ... Elder Harmon
Dave Power ... Elder Gilford
Erik Palladino ... Keith Griffin
Mary Kay Place ... Sister Gladys Davis
Jim Ortlieb ... Brother Farron Davis
Linda Pine ... Susan Davis
Bob Gray Bob Gray ... Susan's Husband
Judee Morton Judee Morton ... Noreen (as Judith Morton Fraser)
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Storyline

Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are perhaps the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a passionate young Elder (a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family and church proud. Christian is a shallow West Hollywood waiter/party boy who only looks forward to what man the next night will bring to him. After Aaron and three other Elders move into the apartment across from his, Christian's friends make a bet that he can't get one of them into the sack, so he instantly latches onto Aaron, suspecting there is more than meets the eye to him. There are two problems, though: Christian finds himself questioning his own identity as he falls in love with Aaron and the Mormon Church treats homosexuality as a sinful lifestyle. When Aaron's burgeoning sexuality is discovered, they will have to go through trials of regret, loss, perseverance, and forgiveness if they want to get to the thing that matters to them most: each other. Written by Will

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Aaron prays. Christian plays... Opposites attract.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2004 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tentação de Aaron See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,242, 1 February 2004

Gross USA:

$834,685

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$865,028
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Through researching his role as a man with AIDS, Erik Palladino discovered that some of the medications his character was taking would cause at least some hair loss. Therefore, he took a pair of clippers to his own hair to create bald spots, although he shot all of his scenes in one day. See more »

Goofs

When Christian walks through the hotel after Aaron leaves, a crew member can be seen in the huge mirror on the wall. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elder Aaron Davis: When I first came to Los Angeles, it looked like just this mass of dots... all jumbled and disconnected. It was pretty disorienting.
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Crazy Credits

A Special Thank You to... The Erik Palladino Screening Room and His Xylophone Backup Singers See more »

Alternate Versions

This film is available on DVD in the US in R-rated and unrated versions. See more »

Connections

References Hee Haw (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Man on a Mission
Written by C. Jay Cox
Performed by Bobby Joyner
Produced by Mary White
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User Reviews

 
Praise for a heartwarming love story.
6 December 2004 | by pickensjrbjSee all my reviews

I have nothing but good things to say about this tasteful and heartwarming film. I think that the effort of the film's director/writer is courageous as well as inspirational. I loved this film not only for the fantastic story (which needed to be told), but also for the way the actors delivered the story. This is not another shallow "gay movie" that depicts stereotypical characters in humorous situations. This was a memorable and flawless effort to show people that love truly knows no bounds, and love is still as beautiful and wonderful as it always was.

Another thing that touched my heart was how well I could relate to the emotion portrayed in this film surrounding the coming out of one of the main characters. We all have to go through similar situations living in the society that we live in and feeling that feeling of detachment from everything that is "right" and "normal". I give my most heartfelt praise for this fabulous and courageous story.


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