PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance
A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.
Matt Dillon's outing of his teacher in his acceptance speech is based upon Tom Hanks' real-life acceptance speech at The 66th Annual Academy Awards (1994) for his Oscar for Philadelphia (1993), in which he thanked a gay teacher.
Does anybody here know how many times I had to watch Funny Lady?
Howard: It was a sequel. She was under contract.
Emily: Fuck Barbra Streisand, and you!
Howard's fly mysteriously unfastens and then refastens itself during the "Exploring your Masculinity" dance scene.
During the end credits, the cast is dancing to "Macho Man" and goofing off at Berniece and Frank's wedding reception.
$15,019,821 (USA) (21 September 1997)