The Maker (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  17 October 1997 (USA)
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Josh is a high school guy who lives with adoptive parents and is involved in little crimes with his friends (including young lesbian Bella). Suddenly his elder brother Walter comes out of ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Schmeiss
Officer Emily Peck
Josh Minnell
Felice A. Beato
Mother Minnell
Father Minnell
Rubicon Beziqui
Matthew David James ...
Customs Officer
Kate Murtagh ...
Large Matron


Josh is a high school guy who lives with adoptive parents and is involved in little crimes with his friends (including young lesbian Bella). Suddenly his elder brother Walter comes out of the blue (he left home 10 years ago when he was 18 and was never heard during these years). After that Walter starts to involve Josh in various new criminal activities, including robbery. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence, drug use, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Macher  »

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2.35 : 1
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Walter: You know, Josh, one of these days freon's gonna be against the law.
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References White Heat (1949) See more »


Performed by Hitting Birth
Written by Daniel Riddle and David Parks
Courtesy of Will Records
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10 September 1998 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

Sleeper alert: A straight-to-video-cable flick that upon closer inspection is a very intriguing character study. Ignore the generic video box cover and the ubiquitous straight-to-vid Madsen: note the talented cast, (modine, parker, balk) and director (hunter, "river's edge) and allow yourself to give this movie a chance. A troubled but gifted teen confronts his 18th birthday with his troubled and lost friends, when a stranger (or is he?...) enters his life. Low-key, well played, with a bit of generic warehouse shoot-out footage probably a necessity to get funding...the filmmaker's make a real effort on a scant budget, and despite flaws, any accomplishment however small shouldn't be overlooked in this time of cookie-cutting filmmaking. See it!

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