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The Mao Game (1999)

Growing up neurotic in a Hollywood family.

Director:

Joshua John Miller

Writers:

Joshua John Miller (novel), Joshua John Miller (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Veronica Alicino ... Gawking Tourist
Kirstie Alley ... Diane Highland
Shan Applegate Shan Applegate ... Stuart - Agent
Sue Bernard Sue Bernard
The Jive Aces The Jive Aces ... Party band
Ariane Von Kamp ... Blonde Tourist
Piper Laurie ... Ida Highland
Jodi Leesley Jodi Leesley ... Grace
Joshua John Miller ... Jordan Highland
Mary Thompson Mary Thompson ... Director
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Storyline

A teenage actor called Jordan Highland is won as a prize in a card game between his actress mother and cancer-stricken grandmother. As her illness gets worse, Jordan and his grandmother take a road trip to the Nevada desert to spend time with each other. Written by Sapphire <catseyesix@aol.com>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1999 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Spoofs Near Dark (1987) See more »

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This Movie is Tired and Slow
3 December 2004 | by scottcavazosSee all my reviews

I could not believe the good reviews that I saw on IMDb for this movie. Everything about it is tired. Kirstie Alley and Diana Highland play transparent characters. This may be the result of weak acting, a weak script, or both, but finding anything in this movie worth connecting to is very difficult. The characters stumble through a mediocre story that attempts to pull on the audience's heart strings but the whole fiasco just fizzles under the flaccid plot. Don't be fooled by the "Indy" reputation that this film attempts to hide under. It is not indy, it is just cheap. The divorced female version of campy sci-fi. The inclusion of music made by a British swing band mirrors the contrived nature of this lukewarm soap opera. A must see for anyone with insomnia.


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