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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

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

Kate: Looking for something?
Pat: Shit! I thought you were your father.
Kate: Well, you better be glad I'm not.
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Soundtracks

Blues, Stay Away From Me
Written by Alton Delmore, Wayne Raney, Henry Glover and Rabon Delmore
Performed by Tharasher Shiver
Courtesy of Asylum Records/Elektra Entertainment Group
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degenerates abound in this con job
20 July 1999 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

A band of irish gypsies take advantage of decent people as well as running a scam on a trio of other con artists. This picture seemed to be applauding stealing, whoredom, and loose morals in front of children, plus it contained a jab at handguns which appeared to be thrown in as an afterthought. Subtle, but not to well hidden subliminals, pushed the agenda of the producer in a thinly disguised movie. An ok film.


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