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Traveller (1997)

A man joins a group of nomadic con artists in rural North Carolina.

Director:

Jack N. Green (as Jack Green)

Writer:

Jim McGlynn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Paxton ... Bokky
Mark Wahlberg ... Pat
Julianna Margulies ... Jean
James Gammon ... Double D
Luke Askew ... Boss Jack
Nikki Deloach ... Kate (as Nikki DeLoach)
Danielle Keaton ... Shane (as Danielle Wiener)
Michael Shaner Michael Shaner ... Lip
Vincent Chase Vincent Chase ... Bimbo
Andrew Porter ... Pincher
Jean Speegle Howard ... Bokky's Grandmother (as Jean Howard)
Rance Howard ... Farmer
Robert Peters ... Farmer's Son
Jo Ann Pflug ... Boss Jack's Wife
Scott Schultz Scott Schultz ... Snipe
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Storyline

A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters in rural North Carolina who belong to the nomadic ethnic group known as Irish Travellers and from whom he is descended. Pat is at first rejected but cousin Bokky takes him on as an apprentice. Pat learns the game while Bokky falls in love and desires a different life. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Swindlers. Scammers. Con-men. As American as apple-pie.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In Jim McGlynn's original Nicoll Fellowship-winning screenplay, Pat died in Bokky's arms while convincing him, in his broken gypsy dialect, not to leave the traveller family. The ending was re-written on-location at the behest of Bill Paxton and Jack Green. See more »

Goofs

At the convenience store, where Pat attempts his first con, the camera and a few crewmembers are reflected in the van that drives in front of the camera. See more »

Quotes

Pat: She sure is beautiful.
Bokky: So's a sunset, but you're not going to fuck that, either.
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Soundtracks

Rockin' Robin
Written by Leon René (as Jimmy Thomas)
Performed by Bryan White
Courtesy of Asylum Records/Elektra Entertainment Group
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User Reviews

 
Nice character study
13 October 1998 | by MarkM-5See all my reviews

"Traveller" boasts nothing spectacular (unless you count James Gammons blowing everyone off the screen in every scene he's in), but is smart little movie and a fine choice for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Bill Paxton, taking a break from blockbusters like "Twister" and "Titanic," stars and executive produced this slice-of-life drama, and he's solid as a member of a quaint Irish, gypsy-like nomadic group that cheats people out of money. Mark Wahlberg, who is becoming one of the finest young actors working today, plays his protege, and Gammons comes along as an outsider who helps the pair out on a gig. Julianna Marguiles of "ER" also shows up as Paxton's love interest. The acting is uniformly fine, the cheating schemes are twisty and unpredictable, and the story is nicely touching. Though not without some ordinary moments (Wahlberg's romance wastes time, why the ultra-violent ending?), this is a fine sleeper of a film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,855, 20 April 1997

Gross USA:

$534,010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$534,010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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