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The Maker (1997)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  17 October 1997 (USA)
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Walter Schmeiss
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Officer Emily Peck
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Josh Minnell
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Felice A. Beato
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Mother Minnell
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Father Minnell
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Ike
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Simon
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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 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 »
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Walter: That's the thing about travel. It's always nice to come home.
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References Death Race 2000 (1975) See more »

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Performed by Sage
Written by Guy Davis, Marc Olsen & Mike Williamson
Courtesy of Will Records
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good, but could've been so much better
22 January 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

There were so many good things here -- interesting characters, good details (like the Minnell's perfect home being right next to an ugly industrial complex), and the potential for a nice dramatic movie about troubled brothers reuniting. The filmmakers had lots of good ideas and no way to weave them together into a coherent movie. Modine was sadly unconvincing as a bad guy, Madsen was an unnecessary scenery-chewing addition, and how Balk's character was written off was a crime. The scenes between Bella and Josh were the best. Jonathan Rhys Meyers was excellent! (He does a good American accent.) He brought a very genuine, believable feel to the character Josh. It's a shame the movie let him down by becoming increasingly implausible, and finally just a low-budget action climax cliche. Good cast & good ideas make this worth seeing.


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