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Traveller (1997)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  18 April 1997 (USA)
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A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an ... See full summary »

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A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and desires a different life. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Swindlers. Scammers. Con-men. As American as apple-pie.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong language and violence | See all certifications »

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18 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Az átverés mesterei  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$30,855 (USA) (18 April 1997)

Gross:

$500,649 (USA) (30 May 1997)
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Filmmaker Rick King held an option on the screenplay for 'Traveller (1997)' by Jim McGlynn. However, Bill Paxton paid King handsomely to walk away from the project so that he could produce the film himself, with Jack N. Green as director. See more »

Goofs

Pat calls Kate while on the road with Bokky. She picks up the phone at her parents living room. She wears a wrist watch with a shiny bracelet. Cut. Then the watch is gone, cut, then the watch is back again. See more »

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Kate: Got some brass to you, don't ya?
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Nice character study

"Traveller" boasts nothing spectacular (unless you count James Gammons blowing everyone off the screen in every scene he's in), but is smart little movie and a fine choice for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Bill Paxton, taking a break from blockbusters like "Twister" and "Titanic," stars and executive produced this slice-of-life drama, and he's solid as a member of a quaint Irish, gypsy-like nomadic group that cheats people out of money. Mark Wahlberg, who is becoming one of the finest young actors working today, plays his protege, and Gammons comes along as an outsider who helps the pair out on a gig. Julianna Marguiles of "ER" also shows up as Paxton's love interest. The acting is uniformly fine, the cheating schemes are twisty and unpredictable, and the story is nicely touching. Though not without some ordinary moments (Wahlberg's romance wastes time, why the ultra-violent ending?), this is a fine sleeper of a film.


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