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The Dying Gaul (2005)

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Original title: Dying Gaul, The


Release Date
 USA: Nov 4, 2005

Budget USD 4,000,000
BoxOffice: $0.3M

Official Website:
The Dying Gaul Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong sexual content and language.

Running Time
1 hour, 41 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
Rebel Park Pictures, Holedigger Films Inc., Twopoundbad

Studio Strand Releasing

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• The Dying Gaul (2005)



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Genre: Romance, Drama, Gay/Lesbian

Plot: Playwright/screenwriter Craig Lucas (The Secret Lives of Dentists, Longtime Companion, Prelude to a Kiss) makes an audacious directorial debut with The Dying Gaul, a fiercely original psychological thriller based on his play of the same name. Part Sunset Boulevard, part Greek tragedy, The Dying Gaul is a tale of lust, power, corruption, betrayal and revenge set in the seductive world of the Hollywood elite.

Peter Sarsgaard stars as Robert Sandrich, a fledgling screenwriter who has been living on the fringes, writing spec script after spec script to no avail. His life changes when he is offered a million dollars for his latest and most personal work - "The Dying Gaul," the raw, autobiographical story of the death of his lover. But there's a catch - the studio thinks the project will be much more commercially viable if Robert will only change the dead lover to a woman.

Making the offer is Jeffrey (Campbell Scott), a smooth, ruthless and sexually avaricious studio executive who seduces Robert with the intoxicating Hollywood cocktail of power, money and sex. Patricia Clarkson stars as Jeffrey's wife, Elaine, a former screenwriter now ensconced in a Malibu villa with children, a housekeeper, and time on her hands. She brings the grieving Robert into the family fold, drawn

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 Directed by
Craig Lucas
Prelude to a Kiss, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Longtime Companion
 Written by
Craig Lucas
Prelude to a Kiss, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Longtime Companion
 Cast
Patricia Clarkson
The Green Mile, The Untouchables, Dogville
Peter Sarsgaard
Garden State, Jarhead, The Skeleton Key
Campbell Scott
The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Spanish Prisoner, Singles
Ryan Miller
Luckey Quarter
Robin Bartlett
City of Angels, Moonstruck, Regarding Henry
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
The Lake House, Stealth, Mona Lisa Smile
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 Music By
Steve Reich
Indecision, Betty Freeman: A Life for the Unknown



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