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If Dad Only Knew (2004)

Outing Riley (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 10 October 2004 (USA)
Bobby, the youngest boy in an Irish Catholic family, is gay and his coming out to his brothers and the family's way of dealing with the news is the basis of this film.

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Pete Jones

Writer:

Pete Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pete Jones ... Bobby Riley
Nathan Fillion ... Luke Riley
Stoney Westmoreland ... Connor Riley
Dev Kennedy ... Jack Riley
Julie Pearl ... Maggie Riley
Bob Riley Bob Riley ... Mr. Riley
Michael McDonald ... Andy
Dana Lynne Gilhooley Dana Lynne Gilhooley ... Carly
Jim Rose ... Busboy / Priest
J. David Ruby J. David Ruby ... Howie
Ashley Giancola Ashley Giancola ... Holly Avery
Marc Singletary Marc Singletary ... Boyfriend
Steve Dahl Steve Dahl ... Mr. Berk
Tracy Amico Tracy Amico ... Bar Girl
Dan Bernstein Dan Bernstein ... Bartender Larry
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Storyline

Bobby is a gay man in the closet in 2003, afraid to come out to his three older brothers, even though he's at least 30 and is being pressed by his sister, his boyfriend, and his lesbian beard to tell the lads. The death of his father and a fishing trip with his brothers provide occasions when he could tell them, but he fails. When he screws his courage to the sticking point, how will they react, and how will he deal with their reactions? He imagines a movie of his rather boring life - surrounded by possibilities - but can anything overcome the insular narrow-mindedness of a big Irish Catholic family in Chicago? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doubting Riley See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When the siblings are gathered at their parents' house to look through the items at the house, Luke is heard saying "another round?" twice: just before and then again just after he says, "you are never too drunk to be pilfering your dead parents' house for goods." See more »

Quotes

Connor Riley: [addressing brothers] We still going on the fishing trip?
Luke Riley: Hell, yeah, we're still going on the fishing trip, Connor. Dad would want us to.
Jack Riley: It's not like it's the seventh game of the World Series.
Luke Riley: Well, a fishing trip's a nice way to honor Father.
[turns to Jack]
Luke Riley: My brother the Father, can you get away from your flock?
[continues as if he's Jack, using a bottle of beer as a phone]
Luke Riley: "Ah, Father Dreary. Father Jack here. Can you cover for me this weekend? Those altar boys are wearing me out!"
Connor Riley: [...]
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References Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998) See more »

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Refreshingly entertaining and well made
27 May 2008 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a young man having to come out to his 4 brothers, including a catholic priest, that he is gay.

I find "Outing Riley" a lot more entertaining than many gay films. For a start, it is made really professionally. It has got nice sets, good camera work and also people who can act! The most refreshing thing of all is that it has no campness, stereotypes or clichés that plagues a lot of these films. Much of the time, I thought I was watching a straight film. It's just like watching "American Pie" at times, for example having 4 guys drinking and goofing around, peeping at hot girls. If the character Andy was changed to a woman, then "Outing Riley" could well have been a typical Hollywood romantic or teenage sex comedy.


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