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18 April 1997 (USA) See more »
Swindlers. Scammers. Con-men. As American as apple-pie.
A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Jack N. Green  (as Jack Green)
Writing credits
Jim McGlynn (written by)

Produced by
David Blocker .... producer
Tom Huckabee .... associate producer
Rick King .... executive producer
Mickey Liddell .... producer
Robert Mickelson .... executive producer
Bill Paxton .... producer
Brian Swardstrom .... producer
Original Music by
Andy Paley 
Film Editing by
Michael Ruscio 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Production Design by
Michael Helmy 
Art Direction by
Skye Bailey 
Set Decoration by
Steve Davis 
Costume Design by
Doug Hall  (as Douglas Hall)
Makeup Department
Sabra L. Bradshaw .... additional hair stylist (as Sabra Bradshaw)
Sabra L. Bradshaw .... additional makeup artist (as Sabra Bradshaw)
Rudolph Eavy III .... key makeup artist (as Rudolph R. Eavey III)
Vincent J. Guastini .... special makeup effects (as Vincent Guastini)
Mary Hedges Lampert .... key hair stylist (as Mary Lampert)
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... additional hair stylist (as Sandra Orsolyak)
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... additional makeup artist (as Sandra Orsolyak)
Production Management
Eileen Eichenstein .... unit production manager
Linda Pallin .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Flowers .... second assistant director
Dave Halls .... additional second assistant director
James Alan Hensz .... first assistant director (as Jim Hensz)
Donald Murphy .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ron Dick .... carpenter
Matt Fann .... on-set dresser
Robert Gilley .... scenic artist
Kristy Gregory .... set dresser intern
George W. Harding III .... set dresser
Isom Ison III .... construction coordinator
Andy Krish .... lead person
Randall Milazzo .... assistant props (as Randall R. Milazzo)
Paul Oliver .... scenic charge man
Michael Patrick .... carpenter
Robert Ramsey .... signwriter
John Sanders .... property master
Connie L. Stewart .... construction buyer
Kevin Tipton .... laborer
E. Parker Webb .... set dresser (as Parker Webb)
Christine Wick .... set decoration buyer
Sound Department
Rick Bozeat .... dialogue editor
Rick Bozeat .... sound effects editor
Barney Cabral .... additional sound supervisor
Patrick Cabral .... foley artist
C. Douglas Cameron .... boom operator (as Doug Cameron)
Alexis Coble .... sound intern
George Flanigan .... sound intern
Eric Flickinger .... sound recordist
Darrall Garcia .... digital sound assistant (as Darrall D. Garcia)
David Gertz .... adr mixer
David Gertz .... foley mixer
J. Stanley Johnston .... re-recording mixer
William B. Johnston .... technical sound supervisor (as William Johnston)
Gerry Lentz .... re-recording mixer
Mark Lewer .... stereo sound consultant: DTS
Kimaree Long .... digital sound assistant
Larry Long .... cable person
Perry Robertson .... dialogue editor (as Perry D. Robertson)
Perry Robertson .... sound effects editor (as Perry D. Robertson)
Kyle Rochlin .... adr recordist
Kyle Rochlin .... foley recordist
Carl Rudisill .... sound mixer
Christopher Sheldon .... supervising sound editor
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (as Edward Steidele)
Scott Wolf .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Steve Lanier .... lead man
Michael Schorr .... special effects foreman
George Whitley .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts (as Glenn Randalls)
Christopher J. Tuck .... stunts (as Christopher Tuck)
Jim Vickers .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Kristina Byrd .... additional second assistant camera
Allen Clark .... first assistant camera
Mark Graves .... electrical best boy
Heather Green .... camera intern
Ryan Green .... film loader
Russell Hardee .... grip
Scott Hillman .... key rigging grip
Robert Hoelen .... key grip
Malcolm MacIntosh .... camera operator (as Malcolm Macintosh)
David Noble .... dolly grip
Fred Norris .... still photographer
John Nuler .... Steadicam operator
John Nuler .... camera operator: "b" camera
Cristiano Palermi .... electrician (as Christiano Palermi)
Stephen Perry .... electrician
Frank Ryan .... best boy grip
Gary Sproul .... second assistant camera
Stephen Thompson .... head lighting technician
Mark Vogel .... electrician
Janine Wiedel .... photographer: "Irish Tinkers"
Dennis Zoppe .... grip
Casting Department
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Michelle Morris .... casting associate
Amy Anderson Palmo .... extras casting (as Amy Dawn Anderson)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Cucheran .... costume assistant
Rani Cunningham .... costume supervisor
Cameron Doyle .... costume assistant (as Cami Doyle)
Lisa A. Doyle .... set costumer (as Lisa Doyle)
Dennisse Kane .... seamstress
Rena O'Connor .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Joyce Carter .... editorial intern
Camille J. Dewing .... editorial intern
Corin Donahue .... post-production assistant
Ricki Horowitz .... post-production coordinator
Annie Kirkley .... apprentice editor (as Annie L. Kirkley)
Martin Allan Kloner .... first assistant editor
Mike Mertens .... color timer
Kimberly L. Sewell .... second assistant editor
Jim Towne .... editorial intern
Bonita Winer .... additional assistant editor
Location Management
Vick Griffin .... location manager
Gina L. Simmons .... assistant location manager
Music Department
William Bentley .... music consultant
Janet Grey .... music consultant
Laura Grover .... music production coordinator
Tom Huckabee .... music supervisor
Jonathan Karp .... music editor
Kyle Lehning .... producer: soundtrack album
Mark Linett .... music recording engineer
Mark Linett .... score engineer
Mark Linett .... score mixer
Jason Marty .... music assistant
Alan Oldfield .... music programmer (as W. Alan Oldfield)
Andy Paley .... producer: soundtrack album
Seymour Stein .... executive producer: soundtrack album
Casey Stone .... score engineer
Casey Stone .... score mixer
Jesse Sublett .... music consultant
Monte Thomas .... music consultant
Steve Winogradsky .... music clearances
Transportation Department
Robert H. Boseman .... driver
Neil Castles Jr. .... driver
Neil Castles Sr. .... driver
Ty Church .... transportation captain
Cody Frost .... driver
Robert Gillis .... driver
Jimmy Humphreys .... driver (as Jim Humphreys)
Neil Hyman .... transportation coordinator (as Neil Hyman)
Phyllis Leigh .... driver
Rick Parkinson .... driver
John W. Sanders .... driver
Jay Stokley .... driver
Henry Paul Watson .... driver
Other crew
Clyde D. Baisey .... craft service (as Clyde Baisey)
Clyde D. Baisey .... medic (as Clyde Baisey)
Howard Baral .... post-production accountant
Laura Bartlett .... studio teacher
Susan Carpenter .... set production assistant
Carolyn Crimley .... studio teacher
Bobby Dowless .... cook
Kathy Duecker .... post-production accountant
Mark Dukes .... assistant production coordinator
Sara Eye .... stand-in
Karen G. Fairbank .... production attorney (as Karen Fairbank)
Libby Featherston .... production coordinator
Susan Foster .... payroll
Karen Ruth Getchell .... set production assistant (as Karen Getchell)
Charles Gray .... additional post-production accountant
Laura Grover .... assistant: Andy Paley
Lorenzo Hall .... production office assistant
Art Hoover .... chef
Kevin Hyman .... completion guarantor
Brian M. Kingman .... production insurance (as Brian Kingman)
Jeff Kloss .... production accountant (as Jeffrey Kloss)
Pete Kuzov .... stand-in
Lexie Longstreet .... script supervisor
Douglas Meyer .... chef (as Doug Meyer)
Dan Perri .... title designer
Eric Rei .... cook
Bebe Reynolds .... legal assistant
Noni Rock .... production office liaison
Miriam Satterfield .... production office assistant
Adam Shankman .... choreographer
Judy Sharinger .... completion executive
Cynthia Stegner .... production associate
Amy Weber .... assistant to producers
Carl Willey .... additional medic
Roselyn Winward .... assistant production accountant
Kurt Woolner .... completion guarantor
Robert Wratten .... set intern
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Jim Vickers .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Karolyn Ali .... special thanks
Trinity Armstrong .... special thanks
Robin Bakay .... special thanks
Richard Berg .... thanks (as Rick Berg)
Stacy Boniello .... special thanks
John F. Burnett .... thanks (as John Burnett)
James Cameron .... special thanks
Bridget Cleary .... special thanks
Danny Cleary .... thanks (as Dan Cleary)
David Corlew .... special thanks
Michael Crowley .... special thanks (as Mike Crowley)
Tom Desavia .... special thanks
John Diemer .... special thanks
Bob Doyle .... special thanks
Clint Eastwood .... special thanks
Chris Farren .... special thanks
Matt Freeman .... thanks (as Matthew Freeman)
Marty Gamblin .... special thanks
Missy Hasin .... special thanks
Elizabeth Hatcher-Travis .... thanks (as Elizabeth Travis)
Cathy Henderson .... thanks (as Kathy Henderson)
Ken Hertz .... special thanks
Miriam Holder Jacobs .... thanks (as Miriam Holder-Jacobs)
Wendy Salz Johnston .... special thanks
Michael Lescault .... special thanks
Joe Mansfield .... special thanks
April March .... special thanks (as Elinor Blake)
Eric Marcuse .... special thanks
Mary Martin .... special thanks
John Mcleevn .... special thanks (as Dr. John Mcleevn)
Jim Norman .... thanks (as Jim Ed Norman)
Beth Patterson .... special thanks
Louise Paxton .... special thanks
Jack Rosner .... special thanks
Patsy Rudie .... special thanks
Stan Schneider .... special thanks
Carl Scott .... special thanks
Gary Voorhees .... thanks (as Gary Voorhies)
Billy Joe Walker Jr. .... special thanks
Kasey Walker .... special thanks
Larry Wanagas .... special thanks
Allen Whitcomb .... special thanks
Danielle White .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for strong language and violence
101 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Jim McGlynn won the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship for his screenplay.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Kate:Got some brass to you, don't ya?See more »
Delta SwelterSee more »


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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Has good moments and a certain charm, ultimately falls apart, 13 May 2000
Author: Cathy Young ( from Middletown, NJ

This could have been an interesting movie but it didn't live up to its promise. For one, the "traveller" culture of itinerant Irish grifters is explored very sketchily, if at all. The violent climax seems like an import from a totally different kind of movie. The only really entertaining scam was the one that Bokky and Pat pull on Jean, the bartender Bokky ends up falling for. The rest were either so simple as to be dull (the phony sealant, the trailers) or so complex you couldn't follow them (the scam involving the Turks). There are much better movies about con men; "House of Games" is probably my favorite.

The acting alone makes "Traveller" worth watching. Bill Paxton is very good as Bokky, a likeable rogue with a sincere face and an awakening conscience, and he credibly conveys his growing love for Jean; his anguish when he has unwittingly put her in grave danger is palpably and painfully real. Julianne Margulies brings warmth and spunk to her potrayal of Jean, and the romantic chemistry between her and Paxton is undeniable. Mark Wahlberg, in one of his first "real" roles, projects just the right mix of boyish vulnerability, charm (in the scenes where he's romancing Kate, the clan boss's daughter), and cool-dude moxie. As the old grifter "Double D," James Gammon is a lot of fun to watch whenever he's onscreen.

Unfortunately, the screenplay doesn't do enough to develop the two main characters. For instance, Bokky seems to have a good heart; yet he's been conning people for years (not even siphoning some extra cash from rich people for whom it's merely a drop in the bucket, but cheating poor and ignorant folk -- in some cases, cheating them out of their life's savings), and somehow it never bothered him until he met Jean. That doesn't make much sense. As for Pat, I think the film should have told us more about his life "on the outside." We gather that he's poor and doesn't have too many opportunities (though he's dressed nicely enough when he arrives for his father's burial), but it's still hard to understand exactly why he's so eager to be a part of the "family" and to join a lifestyle in which his choices, even about things as basic as whom to marry, will be severely restricted, or why he thinks it's so terrible that Bokky risks being excommunicated from the Travellers. (Bokky's on-the-road life certainly doesn't look like being "on top of the world" to me.) Pat's relationship with Kate is treated as an afterthought, maybe a plot device to give him a reason to come back to the Travellers camp.

Because of these flaws, the character development that could have been the strongest part of this movie never really gels. The shaky plot structure, especially toward the end, compounds the problems.

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