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Star Maps (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  23 July 1997 (USA)
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Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carlos Amado
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Pepe Amato
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Jennifer
Martha Velez ...
Teresa Amato
Lysa Flores ...
Maria Amato
Annette Murphy ...
Letti, Pepe's Girlfriend
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Martin (as Robin Thomas)
Vincent Chandler ...
Juancito Amato
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Fred Marin
Herbert Siguenza ...
Jeffrey Sanna ...
Frank Rivers (as Jeff Sanna)
Jeff Michalski ...
Bartender
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Carmel County Writer
Alejandro Parra ...
Star Map Boy
Caesar Garcia ...
Star Map Boy
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Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood. Finally one of his clients, a rich soap star, offers him a bit part in her show. Pepe tell Carlos that she is just using him and demands that he not see the women any longer. Carlos defies his father and when his big day comes he is finds out the harsh realities of life are even harsher than he imagined. Written by Mark Babcock <encephalon@msn.com>

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I Hollywood har alle drømme en pris. [Denmark] See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for violence | See all certifications »
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23 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$87,028 (USA) (25 July 1997)

Gross:

$592,573 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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Carlos Amado: Princess, the great difference between people in this world is not the difference between the rich and the poor, or the good and the evil. The biggest of all differences in this world is between those that had or have pleasure in love and those that haven't or hadn't any pleasure in love. I don't mean just ordinary love or the kind you can buy. I mean great love.
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¨Dios¨
Written by Christian Basso and Diego Frenkel
Performed by ¨La Portuaria¨
Courtesy of EMI Argentina
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Confused in purpose, flawed in execution, but not without potential
21 July 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Star Maps" appears to be a sincere dramatic product which simply spreads itself too thin. The film attempts to focus on the problems, unusual in both quantity and character, which beset a Mexican family in Los Angeles. However, it spreads itself to thin, lacks purpose, plays out uneven, is occasionally hard to swallow, and when it runs out of time it just quits. Overall the film has its moments but they're too few and too far between. A somewhat gritty drama with strong sexual content, "Star Maps" just doesn't measure up. Most likely to be appreciated by indie lovers and Mex-Am audiences. (C-)


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