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The Informers (2008)

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One week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence.



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Bryan's Guitarist (as German Tripel)
Bruce's Mother
Susan Sloan


Loosely connected stories capture a week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence. Written by anonymous

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Greed is good. Sex is easy. Youth is forever.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use, pervasive language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Informers  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The house party that opens the film was shot at a mansion in Buenos Aires, Argentina. See more »


At the start of the movie there is a segment of sped-up-traffic, in one view of an intersection a VW New Beetle is clearly visible stopping at the traffic lights. The VW New Beetle was introduced in 1998, long after the events of 1983. See more »


Susan Sloan: [dryly, to a topless Christie] Nice shirt.
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References Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) See more »


I Ran (So Far Away)
Written by Frank Maudsley (as Francis Maudsley), Paul Reynolds, Ali Score (as Alister Score) and Michael Score
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A basic lowdown on The Informers
27 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought I would see this movie with a lot of thoughts running through my head when it ended. That did not really happen. There's not really anything to be said about the story when it finished. The reason is that it was not a story. It was just things happening. There wasn't a beginning, middle or end, which is required for dramatic attachment to a movie. Scenes simply played out for a couple hours.

The Informers is not as terrible as most people on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes make it out to be. At the same time, it isn't a good movie. If you want to see it the way I wanted to, go ahead and see it. I don't need to talk you out of it. Just remember, this is Bret Easton Ellis. The characters are shallow and their arcs are difficult to pinpoint. Nonetheless, some of you may be able to relate to the things going on.

On a final note, there is some really decent cinematography and good acting by a good number of the cast. The entire movie is very intimate, so don't take a prude friend with you when you see it.

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