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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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Pepe Amato
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Martha Velez ...
Teresa Amato
Lysa Flores ...
Maria Amato
Annette Murphy ...
Letti, Pepe's Girlfriend
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Martin
Vincent Chandler ...
Juancito Amato
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Fred Marin
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Cantinflas' Ghost
Jeffrey Sanna ...
Frank Rivers (as Jeff Sanna)
Jeff Michalski ...
Bartender
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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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Calçada da Fama  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$87,028, 27 July 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$592,573, 5 September 1997
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Michael Pena's first movie See more »

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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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The dark side of life in America - again
20 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

STAR MAPS

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Sound format: Dolby Stereo

The dreams of a Mexican-American boy (Douglas Spain) are shattered by his abusive father.

STAR MAPS is a reasonably engaging, though somewhat downbeat, examination of frustrated idealism amid the seedier side of life in Hollywood. The film's cynical narrative mixes dysfunctional families, mental breakdown, suicide, prostitution (male and female), sex and violence into a brew which simmers nicely without ever boiling over into something truly remarkable.


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