4th Man Out

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4th Man Out
4th Man Out.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Andrew Nackman
Produced by
  • Lauren Avinoam
  • Lauren Hogarth
  • Jed Mellick
Written by Aaron Dancik
Music by Herman Beeftink
Cinematography Damian Horan
Edited by Michael P. Shawver
  • Tait Productions
  • Moving Pictures
Distributed by Gravitas Ventures
Release date
  • May 26, 2015 (2015-05-26) (Inside Out)
  • February 5, 2016 (2016-02-05) (United States)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English

4th Man Out is a 2015 American comedy film written by Aaron Dancik and directed by Andrew Nackman. The film stars Evan Todd as Adam, a young man living in Upstate New York who, on his 24th birthday, comes out as gay to his best friends Chris (Parker Young), Nick (Chord Overstreet), and Ortu (Jon Gabrus).

The film premiered on May 26, 2015, at the Inside Out Film and Video Festival,[1] and had a limited release in the United States on February 5, 2016. The film received the audience award for Best Dramatic Feature Film at Outfest, along with the audience award for Best Narrative Feature at the InsideOut LGBT Film Festival in 2015.[2]


On his 24th birthday, Adam struggles to come out as gay to his three best friends, Chris, Nick, and Ortu. Unable to reveal his secret, Adam goes with his friends to a failed night out at a bar, where Chris drunkenly flirts with a girl before the four friends make a quick exit to avoid a bar fight. The next morning, Adam manages to come out before quickly leaving to avoid any awkwardness. Comedy ensues as Adam's three best friends struggle to come to terms with their friend's sexuality, worried that his coming out might somehow change the nature of their relationships.[3]



The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 55% of critics gave the film a positive rating, based on 11 reviews, with an average score of 4.4/10.[4] On Metacritic, which uses a normalized rating system, the film holds a 43/100 rating, based on seven reviews, indicating "generally mixed or average reviews".[5]


  1. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Clip From Andrew Nackman’s ‘Fourth Man Out’". Indiewire, May 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "‘Fourth Man Out,’ ‘How To Win at Checkers’ Lead Inside Out’s Festival Awards". Indiewire, June 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "4th Man Out". Netflix (US). Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  4. ^ "4th Man Out (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  5. ^ 4th Man Out at Metacritic

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