Stonewall Movie Review 1995

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Fictional account of the June, 1969 police raid on Greenwich Village gay bar the Stonewall Inn, which is considered to have launched the modern gay rights movement. White-bread, midwestern activist Matty Dean (Weller) arrives in New York and gets thrown in jail for defending streetwise drag queen LaMiranda (Diaz) from harassing cops. They become lovers but Matty is also involved with conservative prepster Ethan (Corbalis), who thinks the flamboyant queens give the gay movement a bad name. Meanwhile, the drag queens at the mob-backed Stonewall are getting fed up with police raids and brutal treatment. Adapted from Martin Duberman's social history "Stonewall." Director Finch died during the final editing stages of the film.


BMG Entertainment, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036-4039, Phone: (212)930-4000, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

True Stories, Gays, New York, New York, Cops, Gender Bending, Romantic Triangles, Nightclubs, Philadelphia
Rikki Beadle Blair
Frederick Weller, Guillermo Diaz, Brendan Corbalis, Bruce MacVittie, Duane Boutte, Peter Ratray, Luis Guzman
Chris Seager
Nigel Finch
Michael Kamen
Christine Vachon, George Faber, Anthony Wall, Strand Releasing

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