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Traveller (1997)

A young man, Pat, visits the clan of gypsy-like grifters (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He is at first rejected, but cousin Bokky takes him on as an ... See full summary »

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 (Irish Travellers) in rural North Carolina from whom he is descended. He 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az átverés mesterei See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,855, 20 April 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$500,649, 30 May 1997
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmmaker Rick King held an option on the screenplay for this film by Jim McGlynn. However, Bill Paxton paid King handsomely to walk away from the project, so that he could produce the film himself, with Jack N. Green as director. 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

Kate: One thing at a time. Right now you have to take care of what you need to be taking care of and you may just find that the rest will take care of itself. Think about it.
Pat: Ain't nothing to think about
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Soundtracks

Down by the Sally Gardens
Arranged and performed by Alec Finn
Courtesy of Celtic Heartbeat Records
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Interesting movie, but ...
9 October 1999 | by frznnrthSee all my reviews

The smooth scams and chemistry between the actors in this film work well. The rest, not so much. I'm a sucker for movies about con-men, and the tricks they pull in this movie seem both original and believable. But despite fine acting and an interesting backdrop, you just keep getting the feeling that a lot of stuff was thrown together while the script was being written. Both of the quasi-romances are hard to buy, and the ending seems like a scene from the "Death Wish" series tacked onto a character study. Probably worth checking out, but not a great movie.


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