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The Adjuster (1991)

R | | Comedy, Drama | July 1992 (USA)
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A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Noah
... Hera
... Bubba
... Mimi
... Arianne
... Bert - The Head Censor
Rose Sarkisyan ... Seta - Hera's Sister
Armen Kokorian ... Simon - Hera's Child
... Louise - The Maid
... Tim
... Lorraine
... Tyler - The Young Censor
John Gilbert ... The Doctor
... Larry - The Butterfly Collector
... Matthew - His Lover (as Raoul Trujillo)
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A reflection about what makes everyone's life unique, through the story of Noah's family. Noah is an adjuster, having sex with his customers. His wife Hera watches pornographic movies for the Board of Censors. They live with their son Simon and Hera's sister in a show-flat. One day, they meet Bubba, who wants to make a movie in their house. Written by Yepok

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Sex... Power... Obsession. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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July 1992 (USA)  »

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A kárbecslő  »

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)

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$396,573
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Hera: When I say something which deserves consideration and you respond without thinking, how do you feel?
Noah: I feel fine.
Hera: I thought you might feel stupid.
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Features Suzanne (1980) See more »

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Look Here My Dear
by Jivan Gasparyan (as Djivan Gasparian)
from the album "I Will Not Be Sad In This World"
© Opal Music/VAAP 1989
(p) 1989 Opal Ltd./Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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My favorite Canadian movie of all time!!
9 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Words cannot express how much I love The Adjuster. It's actually been a while since I saw it, so I picked it up again, and well, fell in love with it once again. It's just that good.

The cast consists of a Canadian dream cast du jour: Elias Koteas! Don Mckellar! Maury Chaykin! Arsinée Khanjian! They're all DYNAMITE here, playing some low down creepy characters here.

Koteas plays the titular Adjuster in the movie, looking after people who've lost their houses in a fire. Khanjian plays his wife, who makes a living from being a censor for the government (!!), Don Mckellar plays the new censor that was hired who catches on very quickly how to move up in the world. I'd rather not get into Maury Chayken's character if you don't mind lol All of these characters intermingle with each other. There's not a huge story to be found here, more of a character study. And what a study it is, as you find out a little more about each character with every viewing, with some mysteries yet to reveal (What WAS with the Podiatrist?) Can't recommend this movie enough. I have to say this is Egoyan's crowning achievement, and I've been waiting for him to replicate it. (Instead, he's been giving us crap like Felicia's Journey)


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