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Star Maps (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 23 July 1997 (USA)
Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carlos Amado
... Pepe Amato
... Jennifer
Martha Velez ... Teresa Amato
Lysa Flores ... Maria Amato
Annette Murphy ... Letti, Pepe's Girlfriend
... Martin
Vincent Chandler ... Juancito Amato
... Fred Marin
... Cantinflas' Ghost
Jeffrey Sanna ... Frank Rivers (as Jeff Sanna)
Jeff Michalski ... Bartender
... Carmel County Writer
Alejandro Parra ... Star Map Boy
Caesar Garcia ... Star Map Boy
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Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood. Finally one of his clients, a rich soap star, offers him a bit part in her show. Pepe tell Carlos that she is just using him and demands that he not see the women any longer. Carlos defies his father and when his big day comes he is finds out the harsh realities of life are even harsher than he imagined. Written by Mark Babcock <encephalon@msn.com>

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I Hollywood har alle drømme en pris. [Denmark] See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for violence | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend USA:

$87,028, 27 July 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$592,573, 5 September 1997
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Carlos Amado: Princess, the great difference between people in this world is not the difference between the rich and the poor, or the good and the evil. The biggest of all differences in this world is between those that had or have pleasure in love and those that haven't or hadn't any pleasure in love. I don't mean just ordinary love or the kind you can buy. I mean great love.
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References Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) See more »

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Dios
Written by Christian Basso and Diego Frenkel
Performed by "La Portuaria"
Courtesy of EMI Argentina
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Vastly Underrated Here!
19 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Maybe I'm just not as theatrically pseudo-sophisticated as those who gave this wonderful movie the low ratings it has received here, but I found it delightful! It has everything I ask for in a movie - it totally engaged me from start to finish and it ended much too soon for me. I want a sequel! It didn't need big-name actors to get its points across and I only recognized one actor there; the others whom I didn't remember having seen before this film did great jobs with their respective roles. Douglas Spain was captivating as the highly beleaguered Carlos - so much so that I plan to follow him in whatever future roles he plays. I have Boy Toy at the top of my Blockbuster queue and I wish it could arrive in my mailbox YESTERDAY! This movie was nominated for awards, people, and it won one so do yourselves a favor and give it a chance!


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