PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance
A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.
The Oscar statuette used in the film is Kevin Kline's. He won it in 1989 for his performance in A Fish Called Wanda (1988).
This is Cameron's first nomination and he's in extremely good company. Tonight he joins fellow best actor nominee Paul Newman for "Coot", Clint Eastwood for "Codger", Michael Douglas for "Primary Urges"
Glenn Close: and Steven Seagal for "Snowball in Hell".
The timing referred to in the film is way off. The celebration dinner before the wedding is held in the daytime before the Oscars. At the dinner, Howard states that he is getting married on Sunday, in three days. The Oscars are never held on Thursday, they have been held either Sunday or Monday. Meanwhile, this is a short time before high school graduation, which is in late May or early June. The Oscars are now being held in January or February.
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)