Love! Valour! Compassion!

Love! Valour! Compassion!

Director: Joe Mantello Cast: Jason Alexander, Randy Becker, Stephen Bogardus


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Eight friends spend three weekends in the country over the course of a summer as they explore their sometimes conflicting attitudes about love, sex, friendship, life, and death in this screen adaptation of Terrence McNally's award-winning play. Gregory Mitchell (Stephen Bogardus) is a successful choreographer whose skills as a dancer have begun to decay as he slips into middle age. He has a handsome summer home in Upstate New York which he shares with his lover Bobby Brahms (Justin Kirk). Gregory and Bobby often invite several of their friends to join them for holiday weekends: Perry Sellars (Stephen Spinella) and Arthur Rape (John Benjamin Hickey) are a pair of yuppies (complete with a Volvo) who have been a couple for 14 years (as Perry jokes, "We're role models -- it's very stressful"). John Jeckyll (John Glover), a musician and composer with a short temper and a witheringly bitter sense of humor, arrives with his latest boyfriend, Ramon Fornos (Randy Becker), a good-looking dancer who often suffers the wrath of John's foul mood. Buzz Hauser (Jason Alexander) is a witty and flamboyant enthusiast of the Broadway theater who describes his greatest fear as a production of The King and I starring Tommy Tune and Elaine Stritch; he's also HIV-positive, though he stubbornly refuses to discuss his condition with his friends. And John's twin brother James Jeckyll (also played by John Glover) is his brother's polar opposite, a kind and forgiving soul who is now living with AIDS. Love! Valour! Compassion! was directed by Joe Mantello, who also directed the original New York stage production; this film also reunites the show's New York cast, with the exception of Jason Alexander, who stepped into the role created by Nathan Lane.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2017
UPC: 0888574564803
Original Release: 1997
Source: Warner Archives
Sales rank: 18,237

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Alexander Buzz Hauser
Randy Becker Fornos,Ramon
Stephen Bogardus Gregory Mitchell
John Glover John And James Jeckyll
John Benjamin Hickey Arthur Rape
Justin Kirk Bobby Brahms
Stephen Spinella Perry Sellars

Technical Credits
Joe Mantello Director
John Carrafa Choreography
Doug Chapin Producer
Jess Goldstein Costumes/Costume Designer
Jamie Krost Musical Direction/Supervision
Barry Krost Producer
Amy Labowitz Executive Producer
Terrence McNally Screenwriter
Alik Sakharov Cinematographer
François Séguin Production Designer
Colleen Sharp Editor
Jonathan Veisgal Executive Producer
Ruth Vitale Executive Producer
Harold Wheeler Score Composer,Songwriter

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