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Star Maps (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 23 July 1997 (USA)
After five years of living in Mexico, Carlos, an 18-year-old youth returns to Los Angeles. He wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, a pimp wants him to work in the family business, ... See full summary »

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writers:

Miguel Arteta (screenplay), Miguel Arteta (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Spain ... Carlos
Efrain Figueroa ... Pepe / Carlos' Father
Kandeyce Jorden ... Jennifer / Actress
Martha Velez Martha Velez ... Teresa / Carlos' Mother
Lysa Flores Lysa Flores ... Maria / Carlos' Sister
Annette Murphy Annette Murphy ... Letti / Pepe's Mistress
Robin Thomas ... Martin / Jennifer's Husband
Vincent Chandler Vincent Chandler ... Juancito / Carlos' Brother
Al Vicente ... Fred / Maria's Boyfriend
Herbert Siguenza ... Cantinflas' Ghost
Jeffrey Sanna Jeffrey Sanna ... Frank Rivers (as Jeff Sanna)
Jeff Michalski ... Bartender
Zak Penn ... Carmel County Writer
Alejandro Parra Alejandro Parra ... Star Map Boy
Caesar Garcia Caesar Garcia ... Star Map Boy
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Storyline

After five years of living in Mexico, Carlos, an 18-year-old youth returns to Los Angeles. He wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, a pimp 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, Jennifer a rich soap star, offers him a bit part in her show. Pepe tells Carlos that she is just using him and demands that he most not see the woman any longer. Carlos defies his father and when his big day comes he finds out the harsh realities of life are even harsher than he imagined. Written by Wiki

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

11 months after filming originally began, there were re-shoots on the movie. Some of the cast were forced to wear wigs in the re-shoots, since they had cut their hair in the 11 month interval. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Dios
Written by Christian Basso and Diego Frenkel
Performed by "La Portuaria"
Courtesy of EMI Argentina
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Confused in purpose, flawed in execution, but not without potential
21 July 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Star Maps" appears to be a sincere dramatic product which simply spreads itself too thin. The film attempts to focus on the problems, unusual in both quantity and character, which beset a Mexican family in Los Angeles. However, it spreads itself to thin, lacks purpose, plays out uneven, is occasionally hard to swallow, and when it runs out of time it just quits. Overall the film has its moments but they're too few and too far between. A somewhat gritty drama with strong sexual content, "Star Maps" just doesn't measure up. Most likely to be appreciated by indie lovers and Mex-Am audiences. (C-)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calçada da Fama See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,477, 27 July 1997

Gross USA:

$661,465

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$661,465
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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