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Keep the Change (1992)

M | | Drama | TV Movie 9 June 1992
Joe Starling,a failed artist,returns to his hometown in search of life's meaning and finds himself caught up in a number of predicaments not of his making. Along the way, Joe encounters ... See full summary »

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Joe Starling (as William L. Petersen)
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Astrid
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Ellen Kelton
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Smitty
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Billy Kelton
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Otis
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Overstreet
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Dinah
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Darryl Burke
James Ellis ...
Auctioneer
William Frankfather ...
Samuel Bowman
Ron Ray ...
Judge
Charlie Carpenter ...
Billy's Friend
Clive Rosengren ...
Man in Pool Hall
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Joe Starling,a failed artist,returns to his hometown in search of life's meaning and finds himself caught up in a number of predicaments not of his making. Along the way, Joe encounters ghosts from the past that wreck havoc with the present and could destroy his future. Only time will tell if Joe Starling is able to come to terms with the hand that he has been dealt. Written by free_to _finn

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Not what I expected
16 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I expected this film to be in the vein of "Hard Promises", a romantic comedy. It isn't. It's a sincere story of an artist Joe Starling(William Petersen) who goes home to his family ranch in Montana. Like many young people he had to get out of his small town. He leaves the life he had created in Los Angeles including his girlfriend Astrid (Rachel Ticotin). When he arrives he meets his High School sweet heart Ellen (Lolita Davidoson). Things become complicated when he discovers that Ellen is married to his high school rival, Billy Kelton (Jeff Kober). Kober is a wonderful actor. Petersen is the only actor who out performs him.

There are other wonderful actors in this movie, Jack Palance, former Sen. Fred Thompson(R-TN) and Lois Smith.

There is a wonderful energy each person brought to each character large and small. It was a sincere movie about the troubles Joe went through to "find" himself. There was a definite chemistry between the actors.

Like I said I'm a fan of William Petersen, so I rented it before I bought it. It's a keeper no matter which actor the viewer prefers.

One other thing, although I love CSI, I hope Mr. Petersen moves back into the realm of films. I'd pay for the ticket


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