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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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Roger
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Jack
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Susan Sloan
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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.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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24 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Informers  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Because Los Angeles has changed so much between the mid 1980's and 2008, and because filming there was so expensive, most of the film was made in Montevideo, Uruguay, which boasted enough locations and resources to recreate 1980's LA at a lower cost. See more »

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At the wake when the guys are sat on the balcony they're wearing Wayfarer sunglasses with Rayban written on the lenses. This was not done in the '80s. See more »

Quotes

Graham Sloan: What are you trying to tell me, baby? What are you saying?
Christie: I want... I want to stay.
Graham Sloan: But it's getting cold.
Christie: But I need more sun.
Graham Sloan: There's no more sun.
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References Amadeus (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Safety Dance
Written by Ivan Doroschuk
Performed by Men Without Hats
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Courtesy of Bulldog Brothers
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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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