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Actors: David Arquette, Lukas Haas, Wilson Cruz, Keith David, Elliot Gould

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Spending Christmas Eve on the streets of Los Angeles is less than ideal. For homeless hustler John (Arquette) it's also his birthday. He wants to spend it in a posh hotel, ordering burgers from room service and watching cable to his heart's content. The problem is he's stolen money from a drug dealer and someone has stolen the money -- and his lucky shoes -- from HIM. Donner is a gay teen new to the streets, and John has been trying to coach him in the ways of the world. He asks John to leave the city with him, but John senses Donner wants more than friendship. John spends the day trying to hustle the money for his hotel room from old tricks such as Manny (Gould) while avoiding the drug dealer's muscle. He also has his temper-prone girlfriend to soothe and must also try to communicate to Donner that friendship really is dangerous for street hustlers. For some reason, people named John keep popping up in his life. But John has to figure out whether he's going to stay on the streets or take Donner's offer to leave the life behind.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   criminal

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   prostitute/concubine Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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