Common Ground


1h 45m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Three stories about gay life in the fictional small town of Homer, Connecticut, over the past half century. Johnny Burroughs has lived in Homer his entire life and has watched the characters' different experiences from the center of town. In the 1950s, Dorothy Nelson returns to Homer and is alienate

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Anthology
Drama
Release Date
2000
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Three stories about gay life in the fictional small town of Homer, Connecticut, over the past half century. Johnny Burroughs has lived in Homer his entire life and has watched the characters' different experiences from the center of town. In the 1950s, Dorothy Nelson returns to Homer and is alienated after the town finds out she has been dishonorably discharged from the Navy when the military police assume that she is a lesbian because she is caught in a raid at a gay bar with fellow sailor Billy Temple. In the 1970s, high school swim team star Toby Anderson is beaten by schoolmates who suspect he prefers boys to girls. Toby looks for support from his gay teacher, Gil Roberts, who initially refuses to "come out" for fear of losing his bid to become principal of the high school. In 2000, Amos and Andy have decided to marry in the town's community center, which is supported by the town elders, but protested by a group of veterans, including Amos' dad Ira.

Crew

Benjamin Beardwood

Dialogue Editor

Matt Birman

Stunts

Garth Brunt

Set Decorator

Kevin Burns

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Donna Croce

Script Supervisor

Peter Emmink

Art Director

Harvey Fierstein

Screenplay

Bradley A. Flett

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Frank Gentile

Electrician

S Kei Gilson

Assistant Sound Editor

Stephanie Gorin

Casting

Dennis Gray

Dialogue Editor

Christian Hamilton

Assistant Production Coordinator

John Harper

Assistant Camera Operator

Kerry Hayes

Photography

Susan Hayes

Assistant Costume Designer

John Hobson

Camera Operator

Kevin Hollinds

Generator Operator

Mitch Holmes

Key Grip

Stephanie Ingram

Hair

Olly Jasen

Assistant Director

David Jobe

Foley

Robin Katz

Editor

Brian Kerwin

Executive Producer

Gabriel Lamb

Set Decorator

Alexandra Lane

Production Coordinator

Jacek Laskus

Director Of Photography

Robert Lattanzio

Assistant Editor

Gary Lewis

Dialogue Editor

John Mccaughey

Transportation Captain

Lynda Mccormack

Makeup

Doug Mccullough

Production Designer

Bill Mcmillan

Sound Mixer

Terrence Mcnally

Screenplay

Luis Mendoza

Assistant Location Manager

Antoinette Messam

Costume Designer

Peter Miskimmmin

Property Master

Chris Moriana

Foley Artist

Mary Nelson-duerrstein

Negative Cutting

A.d. Oppenheim

Executive Producer

Todd Orr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ralph Osborn

Dialogue Editor

Rahul Parkeh

Dolly Grip

Tom Perry

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Thom J Pretak

Unit Production Manager

Catherine Rose

Foley Artist

Renee Rousselot

Casting Director

Stephen Rowe

Music Editor

Paul Rutledge

Stunts

Chris Ryan

Assistant Sound Editor

David Sheridan

Assistant Camera Operator

Frank Siracusa

Line Producer

Jerry Skavinsky

Transportation Coordinator

Angela Spieles

Associate Producer

Matthew Stark

Boom Operator

Ann Steel

Costume Supervisor

Greg Steele

Adr

Frederic Talgorn

Music

Chris Toudy

Key Grip

Michael Tough

Location Manager

Taylore Turzanski

Production Accountant

Anton Tyukodi

Stunt Coordinator

David Vaughan

Assistant Director

Paula Vogel

Screenplay

Dave Watt

Construction Coordinator

Steven D Williams

Sound Editor

Craig Wright

Lighting Technician

Janet Zoyb

Assistant Director

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Anthology
Drama
Release Date
2000
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States January 29, 2000

Aired in United States on Video April 3, 2001

Began shooting August 30, 1999.

Completed shooting October 5, 1999.

rtg MPAA R

TV rating: TV-MA-D-L-S-V