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Mr. Smith Gets a Hustler (2002)

A Banker, Husband, and Father, Mr. Smith must leave it behind him. He's made a mistake and he's trying to pay for it but he doesn't know if there is enough money in the world. Or so he ... See full summary »

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Mr. Smith
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Abe
Benjamin Hendrickson ...
Mr. Lapp
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Jack (as Thomas Hildreth)
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Doreen (as Anna Thompson)
Jodie Baker ...
Shelia
Antonio Rodríguez ...
Angel (as Antonio Rodriguez)
Ed Hodson ...
Collector #1 (as Eddy Hodson)
Phil McGlaston ...
Collector #2
Tim Sherogan ...
John #1 (as Tim Sherigon)
Alexander Robert Scott ...
John #2 (as Alexander R Scott)
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A Banker, Husband, and Father, Mr. Smith must leave it behind him. He's made a mistake and he's trying to pay for it but he doesn't know if there is enough money in the world. Or so he tells Bobby the eighteen year old male hustler Smith employs for company. Bobby quickly learns however, that Smith is no regular John, and their meeting has unintended consequences that neither of them is prepared to afford. Written by Anonymous

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A man who has lost everything, and a hustler with nothing to lose.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language
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1 July 2003 (USA)  »

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$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,583 (USA) (21 June 2002)

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$1,583 (USA) (21 June 2002)
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Adaptation of a stage play. See more »

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While in the club Abe's right arm is in the bandage; later in the hotel it's the left arm. See more »

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This film is a work of fiction. The characters and situations represented are also fictional. Any similarity to persons either living or dead is the result of beautiful accident and is by no means intentional See more »

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Crotchety
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Written by Tom Paul & Tom Krueger
Published by Cottage Fire
Copyright ©2001 Cooz muzic
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Quirky story about a NYC Hustler
23 June 2002 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

Bobby Blue is a NYC hustler who supports his dysfunctional mother with his earnings. Their fiction is that he's working at a restaurant and making great tips. When Bobby Blue meets a new john who isn't interested in sex and takes him to a basketball game, Bobby doesn't know what to think.

This not-so-well-made film suffers from all of the typical indie woes. Some of the problems may have been budgetary but others seem to just be bad story telling.

It may have been the theater I saw this in, or that we were seeing a video of a film print, but the color in the film seemed to be way off and many parts of the movie were terribly overexposed.

Scenes that took place in a bar in the meatpacking district seemed very off. The only customers in the bar were the principals, Couldn't they get any extras to appear as other customers?

Also, having lived in NYC for the last 20 years and having met a few boys that have made their living this way I felt that the film-maker could have done his homework better. The relationship between Bobby and his `pimp' seemed very unrealistic (at least different from any that I had heard of). Also the going rates in the film seem to be way off. From what I hear, $600 will buy you a LOT more than what these boys were offering from boys that are way more attractive. Also the few hustler bars that I've actually been into would never charge $20 a beer.

Overall, I'd have to give this film a miss.


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