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The Maker (1997)

Josh is a high school guy who lives with adoptive parents and is involved in little crimes with his friends (including young lesbian Bella). Suddenly his elder brother Walter comes out of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Walter Schmeiss
... Officer Emily Peck
... Josh Minnell
... Bella Sotto
... Skarney
... Felice A. Beato
... Mother Minnell
... Father Minnell
... Rubicon Beziqui
Matthew David James ... Ike
... Simon
... Customs Officer
... Partner
... Saleswoman
... Large Matron
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Josh is a high school guy who lives with adoptive parents and is involved in little crimes with his friends (including young lesbian Bella). Suddenly his elder brother Walter comes out of the blue (he left home 10 years ago when he was 18 and was never heard during these years). After that Walter starts to involve Josh in various new criminal activities, including robbery. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence, drug use, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Walter: Come on, college boy. Do the smart thing.
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References The Day of the Dolphin (1973) See more »

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CUPID'S TRICK
Performed by Elliott Smith
Written by Elliott Smith
Courtesy of Kill Rock Stars Records
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10 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

Sleeper alert: A straight-to-video-cable flick that upon closer inspection is a very intriguing character study. Ignore the generic video box cover and the ubiquitous straight-to-vid Madsen: note the talented cast, (modine, parker, balk) and director (hunter, "river's edge) and allow yourself to give this movie a chance. A troubled but gifted teen confronts his 18th birthday with his troubled and lost friends, when a stranger (or is he?...) enters his life. Low-key, well played, with a bit of generic warehouse shoot-out footage probably a necessity to get funding...the filmmaker's make a real effort on a scant budget, and despite flaws, any accomplishment however small shouldn't be overlooked in this time of cookie-cutting filmmaking. See it!


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