Get Real


1h 50m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Steven is a gay 16-year-old in a middle class English suburb. Only his best friend Linda knows about his sexuality, but he is moving towards coming out to his parents and perhaps at school. His big problem, though, is that he fancies the school jock John, a rich hunk who seems out of his league in m

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arts Council of England; British Screen Finance; Distant Horizon Corporation
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; Abc Distribution; Arp; Arthaus Filmverleih; Cinemien; Distribution Company; Frenetic Films; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Vantage; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; United International Pictures; Videocine; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Steven is a gay 16-year-old in a middle class English suburb. Only his best friend Linda knows about his sexuality, but he is moving towards coming out to his parents and perhaps at school. His big problem, though, is that he fancies the school jock John, a rich hunk who seems out of his league in more ways than one. However, a chance encounter in a public toilet reveals that John, too, may be gay and the two of them must deal with this knowledge. What seems like a dream come true for Steven is a nightmare for John, and the stakes are raised when Steven submits an anonymous essay to the school magazine about being gay.

Crew

Terry Ackland-snow

Art Director

Alan Almond

Director Of Photography

Andrew Barnden

Storyboard Artist

Harry Barnes

Foley Editor

Maurizio Bisile

Wardrobe Supervisor

Larry Blackmon

Song ("Word Up")

Robert Bond

Song ("Shine")

Skip Bouton

Other

Backstreet Boys

Song Performer ("If You Want It To Be Good Girl (Get Yourself A Bad Boy)")

Charlotte Brittain

Song Performer ("Bobby'S Girl")

Suzan Broad

Hair/Make-Up Artist

Roger Cain

Art Director

Di Carling

Casting

Patricia Carr

Co-Producer

Mike Carter

Location Manager

Nick Clark

Computer Graphics Operator

Nigel Clark

Song ("Staying Out For The Summer")

Sean Clayton

2nd Assistant Director

Janice Crotch

Production Coordinator

Dave Danger

Song Performer ("Play That Funky Music White Boy")

Steve Dixon

Song ("Om-23")

Bill Dodkin

Sound Mixer

John Duthie

1st Assistant Director

Toni Edgar

1st Assistant Director (Crowd)

Bruce Everett

Post-Production Supervisor

Bruce Fisher

Song ("You Are So Beatiful")

Aretha Franklin

Song/Song Performer ("Think")

Aretha Franklin

Song Performer ("Respect")

Paul Gallagher

Song ("El Tranquilandia")

Ron Grainer

Song ("Dr Who Theme")

Diane Greaves

Foley Artist

Amanda Grenville

Set Decorator

Mary Haddow

Script Supervisor

Max Harris

Song ("Two'S Company")

Ian Harrison

Song Performer ("You Are So Beatiful")

Frank Henson

Stunt Coordinator

David Hepworth

Special Music Adviser

Henry Hoffman

Song ("Bobby'S Girl")

Tomi Jenkins

Song ("Word Up")

Gary Klein

Song ("Bobby'S Girl")

Robert John Lange

Song ("If You Want It To Be Good Girl (Get Yourself A Bad Boy)")

Leroy Lender

Song ("Shine")

Bernd Lepel

Costume Designer

Bernd Lepel

Production Designer

Duncan Lomax

Song ("El Tranquilandia")

John Lunn

Music

Calum Maccoll

Song ("Shine")

Neill Maccoll

Song ("Shine")

Andrew Miller

Song ("Staying Out For The Summer")

Brian Moss

Song ("Om-23")

Mark Newman

Stunt Coordinator

David Old

Dubbing Mixer

Robert W Parissi

Song ("Play That Funky Music White Boy")

Sue Parkinson

Chief Artist Hair/Makeup

Reg Presley

Song ("Love Is All Around")

Billy Preston

Song ("You Are So Beatiful")

Matthew Priest

Song ("Staying Out For The Summer")

Otis Redding

Song ("Respect")

Colin Ritchie

Dialogue Editor

Liz Schrek

Music Production Coordinator

Steve Schwalbe

Supervising Sound Editor

Anant Singh

Executive Producer

Helena Spring

Executive Producer

Graham Sutton

Music Editor

Rebecca Sutton

3rd Assistant Director

Jason Swanscott

Foley Artist

Stephen Taylor

Producer

Alf Tramontin

Steadicam Operator

Barrie Vince

Editor

Simon Wakefield

Set Decorator

Graham Walker

Music Producer

Tim Warriner

Song ("Misunderstood")

Robert White

Song ("Beautiful One")

Ted White

Song ("Think")

Patrick Wilde

Play As Source Material ("What'S Wrong With Angry?")

Patrick Wilde

Screenwriter

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arts Council of England; British Screen Finance; Distant Horizon Corporation
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; Abc Distribution; Arp; Arthaus Filmverleih; Cinemien; Distribution Company; Frenetic Films; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Vantage; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; United International Pictures; Videocine; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Audience Award at the 1998 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Winner of the Golden Hitchcock for Best Film, the Kodak Prize for Cinematography, the LVT Subtitling Prize and the audience award at the 1998 Dinard Festival of British Film.

Limited Release in United States April 30, 1999

Released in United States Spring April 30, 1999

Released in United States on Video February 22, 2000

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States March 1999

Released in United States April 1999

Shown at Edinburgh International Festival (Focus on British Cinema) August 16-30, 1998.

Shown at Dinard Festival of British Film (in competition) in Dinard, France October 1-4, 1998.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (Ten Percent Cinema) March 18-28, 1999.

Shown at Palm Beach International Film Festival April 9-18, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for Simon Shore.

Limited Release in United States April 30, 1999

Released in United States Spring April 30, 1999

Released in United States on Video February 22, 2000

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Edinburgh International Festival (Focus on British Cinema) August 16-30, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Dinard Festival of British Film (in competition) in Dinard, France October 1-4, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (US premiere at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (Ten Percent Cinema) March 18-28, 1999.)

Released in United States April 1999 (Shown at Palm Beach International Film Festival April 9-18, 1999.)