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In & Out

In & Out

Frank Oz (1997)

12 Certificate


Our Score
In this light-hearted comedy from director Frank Oz, Kevin Kline stars as the soon-to-be-married small-town teacher who is outed by an ex-pupil-turned-Hollywood star (Matt Dillon) during his televised Oscar acceptance speech. Inspired by Tom Hanks's Philadelphia acceptance speech (in which he thanked his gay professor), this has some very funny moments as Kline, his wedding-obsessed mother (Debbie Reynolds) and surprised fiancée (Joan Cusack) struggle with the fact he may be gay, and there's a nice supporting turn from Tom Selleck as the openly gay reporter who comes to town to cover the story. Thanks to Kline's sharp but moving performance, what could have been a stereotypical or even camp role is actually a fleshed out and sensitive one.


An Oscar-winning actor announces on national TV that his former schoolteacher is gay, causing uproar in the close-knit community where he grew up, and forcing the beleaguered tutor to convince his family, fiancee and pupils that he is straight. Comedy, starring Kevin Kline, Matt Dillon, Tom Selleck and Joan Cusack.

Cast & Crew

Howard Brackett Kevin Kline
Emily Montgomery Joan Cusack
Peter Malloy Tom Selleck
Cameron Drake Matt Dillon
Berniece Brackett Debbie Reynolds
Frank Brackett Wilford Brimley
Tom Halliwell Bob Newhart
Walter Brackett Gregory Jbara
Glenn Close Glenn Close
Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg
Jay Leno Jay Leno
Director Frank Oz
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD


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