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The Maker (1997)

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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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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Matthew David James ...
Ike
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Simon
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Kate Murtagh ...
Large Matron
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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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17 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Der Macher  »

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2.35 : 1
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Walter: That's the thing about travel. It's always nice to come home.
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References The Day of the Dolphin (1973) See more »

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SOMEBODY'S SONG
Performed by The Mr. T Experience
Lyrics by Dorothy Parker
Courtesy of Lookout! Records
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"I'll wear dark sunglasses, You'll wear a big hat.."
1 August 2010 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

I ordered a very cheap copy of this movie from eBay. The DVD doesn't look very attractive - I had to forgot about the cover and start to watch.

Josh (played by my favourite Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is an American teenager growing up in the 90's - he hangs out with friends, has crush on a pretty cop and occasionally succumbs to booze. When he turns 18, his older long-lost brother (Matthew Modine) re- appears. He wants Josh to help him with some business, but it turns out it's a dirty game. The one who lies, who plays the trick, is "The Maker" and gets most of the money.

The terribly young Meyers managed his first leading role very well. Only one week had he to learn speak American English and hide his native Irish accent and he obviously succeeded. Modine plays the sneaky older brother trustfully.

Resumé? This not much known 90's American thriller IS worth watching. And now come on, it's time for The Maker to play his final trick...


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