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The Learning Curve (1999)

A pair of young amateur grifters in L.A. try to run a scam on a real pro. He owns a record label and has very ambitious aspirations. He ends up forcing them to do his dirty work and for awhile everything goes well.

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Norman
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Mr. Stevens
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Lou
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Marshal
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A pair of young amateur grifters in L.A. try to run a scam on a real pro. He owns a record label and has very ambitious aspirations. He ends up forcing them to do his dirty work and for awhile everything goes well.

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Steal, Scheme, Seduce, All In The Name Of Love

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Walter: Goodbye, asswipe.
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Simple minded tripe in a slick wrapper
3 August 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Learning Curve" tells an obvious and naive tale about a couple of young scammers who scam their way to the top. The film is an okay shoot with some decent acting talent, most notably Kidman look-alike Mazur. However, "TLC" fails in story and substances as it wends it way though a series of obvious contrivances fleshing out characters who little more than shallow mannequins while appearing to dig for depth but never finding it. Not likely to have appeal beyond a niche teen audience. (D)


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