Common Ground
(2000)

Director - Donna Deitch

Eric Stoltz
(Johnny)

Brittany Murphy
(Dorothy)

Margot Kidder
(Mrs. Nelson)

Brian Kerwin
(Chuck Dawson)

Mimi Rogers
(McPherson)

Jason Priestly
(Billy)

Jonathan Taylor Thomas
(Tobias)

Steven Weber
(Gil)

Beau Bridges
(Father Leon)

Harvey Fierstein
(Don)

Edward Asner
(Ira)

 

Writing Credits
Paula Vogel - "A Friend of Dorothy's"
Terrence McNally - "M. Roberts"
Harvey Fierstein - "Amos and Andy"

Common Ground was produced by Brian Kerwin and A.D. Oppenheim for Showtime television. The movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts", a teacher in a 1970's classroom struggles with his closeted gay status. Finally in "Amos and Andy", a father wrestles with his own emotional acceptance of a present day wedding between his son and another man.