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Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)

A young man who's been labeled mentally ill is left on his own after his mother's murder. Confused and alone, he's targeted by two different con artists out to make off with his inheritance.

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Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified automobile suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, putting his aggressors against one another in a race for his trust. Using his skills that make him a gifted fisherman, Albert turns the tables on his seemingly doomed fate, capturing the heart of the woman most eager to deceive him, and fooling the man most intent on destroying him. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language, sexual content, some violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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$7,517, 5 June 2005, Limited Release

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$17,350, 11 September 2005
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Tuey arrives to pick up Albert for the second fishing trip. The long shot shows a passenger dressed in orange in the passenger seat. Albert is still standing on the sidewalk in his orange suit. The close up shows Stan in the passenger seat wearing his brown jacket. See more »

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Albert Burroughs: Down under the ice where their house is. I can hear 'em. Mom says that's a gift. Mom says that those other people can't hear 'em. But I don't know why not. Mom says that's why I get all the money and they don't. It's because they don't listen when the fishes talk.
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You Are My Destiny
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A great movie
12 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

It's pretty hard to criticise a labour of love, and Milwaukee, Minnesota is no exception. The background to this film reveals the kind of indie aesthetic that infatuates people; there's no major money motive, a lot of hard work from a small cast, and on overall desire to create something stimulating. Indeed the attention to detail is a joy to watch; from meticulously planned shots (the director's commentary reveals stories of balancing cameras on piles of snow, filming reflections to look like insects and throwing talcum powder on actors) to cinematography changing as we enter the world of the protagonist about a quarter of the way in. As far as the story goes; it's a sensitive and honest portrayal of a sensitive and honest story. It's magical but believable, funny but dark and reminds you as any good indie should, that life is actually quite beautiful, tainted at the edges sure, dangerous sure, but ultimately there's things around you every day that are good enough without bombs, explosions and $100Million dollars in unmarked bills at stake.


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