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Star Maps (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 23 July 1997 (USA)
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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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
Vincent Chandler ...
Juancito Amato
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Fred Marin
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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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In Hollywood every dream has a price. 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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$87,028 (USA) (25 July 1997)

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$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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Excellent Hollywood Coming-Of-Age Story!
25 March 2008 | by (New York,NY USA) – See all my reviews

"Star Maps" is a unusual for a Hollywood film. It is quite literate and does not follow the conventional Hollywood film structure. In fact, it views like a film version of a literary novella. This is probably it's weakness and it's strength. I am being very vague because I do not like to step on anyone's enjoyment of film by inadvertently spilling the beans. Just take my word for it that "Star Maps" is a literate movie with very talented Hispanic actors and actresses.

"Star Maps" is the bittersweet journey of a Mexican hustler who wants to be a famous actor but finds that goal challenged by his extremely dysfunctional family. This movie is a great Hollywood coming-of-age story in the vein of "Where The Day Takes You" and "Eddie Presley". Definitely worth a look!


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