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Keep the Change (1992)

Joe Starling,a failed artist,returns to his hometown in search of life's meaning and finds himself caught up in a number of predicaments not of his making. Along the way, Joe encounters ... See full summary »

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Andy Tennant

Writers:

Thomas McGuane (novel), John Miglis (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Joe Starling (as William L. Petersen)
Rachel Ticotin ... Astrid
Lolita Davidovich ... Ellen Kelton
Buck Henry ... Smitty
Jeff Kober ... Billy Kelton
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Otis
Jack Palance ... Overstreet
Angela Paton ... Dinah
Lois Smith ... Lureen
Frank Collison ... Darryl Burke
James Ellis James Ellis ... Auctioneer
William Frankfather ... Samuel Bowman
Ron Ray Ron Ray ... Judge
Charlie Carpenter Charlie Carpenter ... Billy's Friend
Clive Rosengren ... Man in Pool Hall
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Joe Starling,a failed artist,returns to his hometown in search of life's meaning and finds himself caught up in a number of predicaments not of his making. Along the way, Joe encounters ghosts from the past that wreck havoc with the present and could destroy his future. Only time will tell if Joe Starling is able to come to terms with the hand that he has been dealt. Written by free_to _finn

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Drama

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M | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buscando su identidad See more »

Filming Locations:

Livingston, Montana, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not what I expected
16 May 2009 | by bilborough64See all my reviews

I expected this film to be in the vein of "Hard Promises", a romantic comedy. It isn't. It's a sincere story of an artist Joe Starling(William Petersen) who goes home to his family ranch in Montana. Like many young people he had to get out of his small town. He leaves the life he had created in Los Angeles including his girlfriend Astrid (Rachel Ticotin). When he arrives he meets his High School sweet heart Ellen (Lolita Davidoson). Things become complicated when he discovers that Ellen is married to his high school rival, Billy Kelton (Jeff Kober). Kober is a wonderful actor. Petersen is the only actor who out performs him.

There are other wonderful actors in this movie, Jack Palance, former Sen. Fred Thompson(R-TN) and Lois Smith.

There is a wonderful energy each person brought to each character large and small. It was a sincere movie about the troubles Joe went through to "find" himself. There was a definite chemistry between the actors.

Like I said I'm a fan of William Petersen, so I rented it before I bought it. It's a keeper no matter which actor the viewer prefers.

One other thing, although I love CSI, I hope Mr. Petersen moves back into the realm of films. I'd pay for the ticket


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