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Traveller (1997)

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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Kate (as Nikki DeLoach)
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Shane (as Danielle Wiener)
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az átverés mesterei  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$500,649 (USA) (30 May 1997)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In Jim McGlynn's original (Nicoll Fellowship-winning) screenplay, Pat died in Bokky's arms while convincing him, in his broken gypsy dialect, not to leave the traveller family. The ending was re-written on-location at the behest of Bill Paxton and Jack Green. 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 »

Quotes

Pat: She sure is beautiful.
Bokky: So's a sunset, but you're not going to fuck that, either.
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Connections

Features Every Which Way But Loose (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Young Love
Written by Ric Carty and Carol Joyner
Performed by Kevin Sharp
Courtesy of Asylum Records/Elektra Entertainment Group
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Excellent small film about gypsy-like con artists.
7 March 2004 | by (Bakersfield, CA) – See all my reviews

To satisfy one reviewer's curiosity: These people do exist, or at least clans like them exist. There is a well-known Scottish clan who are con artists, doing roofing jobs, driveway sealing, etc. that are no good. They gather yearly in Cincinnati, OH at which time the local media warn people to beware of them and their "work". Their graves are marked by rather gaudy headstones and monuments in Cincinati's Spring Grove Cemetery. The cemetery has been the resting place of prominent cincinnati families since the 19th century. I first was told of these people (perhaps the name of the clan is MacDonald) when I was shown the cemetery many years ago. Their red granite monuments stuck out like sore thumbs amongst the more sedate ones of proper Cincinnatians. As to whether an Irish clan of travellers exists, I do not know, but the Scottish clan does. As to the movie--Nice, small film. Nice work by Bill Paxton and Mark Wahlberg.


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