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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: 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

Rockin' Robin
Written by Leon René (as Jimmy Thomas)
Performed by Bryan White
Courtesy of Asylum Records/Elektra Entertainment Group
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If you're interested in the Travelers...
7 December 2007 | by potshotkSee all my reviews

...you'll do far better enjoying Guy Ritchie's "Snatch" in which Brad Pitt's Mickey brings that entire Celtic sub-culture to near preternatural perfection. It's also a much better movie. I feel that Traveler wastes so much of its potential impact with lame ripoff schemes and a confusing sense of who and what the Travelers actually are. Also, setting it in America is like setting a movie about Eskimo life (not that I'm comparing Travelers to Alaskan natives by any means) in New Orleans.

North Carolina?

Paxton and Marky Mark are talented performers but this film, while certainly watchable, doesn't really seem to get to the point.


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