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Traveller (1997)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate (as Nikki DeLoach)
Michael Shaner ...
Vincent Chase ...
Shane (as Danielle Wiener)
Bokky's Grandmother (as Jean Howard)
Andrew Porter ...
Boss Jack's Wife
John Bennes ...


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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)


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


At the convenience store, where Pat attempts his first con, the camera and a few crewmembers are reflected in the van that drives in front of the camera. See more »


Kate: Looking for something?
Pat: Shit! I thought you were your father.
Kate: Well, you better be glad I'm not.
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Riveting, but leaves you dry
11 August 2001 | by (Greenwich Village, NY) – See all my reviews

This was totally interesting to watch, but it needed two things: (1) to be based in some kind of reality; (2) to have a conclusion for the characters. In the picture, you see Marky Mark getting into a romance with the daughter of the capo di capos, but absolutely nothing comes of it. And what happens to Bill Paxton's girlfriend. And even the scheme for the counterfeit bills, which should have been crystal clear, did not hold together.

And who are these people? I get the feeling that the filmmakers were trying not to call them gypsies or roma--fear of offending an ethnic group. Rather, they seemed to be some combination of Irish and Italian. But the movie would make more sense if it were clearly grounded in a real group of people.

But, that said, I still enjoyed every minute of it. It just ended too soon.

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