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The Photographer (2000)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 15 April 2000 (USA)
A Photographer has a single evening to find ten magical photographs or else he stands to lose everything that is important to him.


Jeremy Stein


Jeremy Stein
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reg Rogers ... Max Martin
Tina Holmes ... Amy
Anthony Michael Hall ... Greg
Marisa Berenson ... Julie Morris
Kristen Wilson ... Schuyler
Fenton Lawless ... Bartender
Richard Bright ... Drunk in Bar
Tom Noonan ... Butler
Josh Stamberg ... Peter Morgan
Alex Draper ... Nelson Stanley
John Heard ... Marcello
Rob Campbell ... Romeo
Joseph Mosso Joseph Mosso ... Officer #1 (as Joe Mosso)
Brian Tarantina ... Camera Salesman
Michael Shannon ... Maurice (as Mike Shannon)


A year after becoming the toast of New York City's art scene, photographer Max Martin has lost his ability to take a decent picture. On the night before his make-or-break gallery opening, surrounded by the trappings of success but devoid of inspiration, Max embarks on a bizarre trek through the city in search of ten mysterious photographs that could save his career. Shot in brilliant color and dramatic black and white, first-time director Jeremy Stein's industrial New York City is a wonderland, roamed by witches and magical creatures, where survival hinges on the completion of a simple quest. Accompanied by an unlikely crew of strangers he meets along the way, Max trips through a modern-day Oz and rediscovers the easily forgotten value of seeing magic reflected in everyday life. Written by <stein80@aol.com>

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The photographs seen in the movie are from the series "HOMELESS: Portraits of Americans in Hard Times". They were taken by Howard Schatz. See more »


Mira: We're closed.
Romeo: And then she just appeared, as if from a dream.
Mira: Look, I'm sorry, we're closed.
Romeo: Please, we're on a journey!
Mira: What kind of journey?
Romeo: We're looking for something: lost photographs... Cher's involved.
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Midbar Sinai
Performed by Angel Tears
Written by Momi Ochion
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
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Metaphor of the Illusion of fame
8 January 2004 | by ppatters-1See all my reviews

This movie is a dream-like parable of a pretentious N.Y. photographer who has learned that art must come deep from the heart and be authentic. He has lost his native ability in the glamour of the artistic "in-crowd" and finds his way with the help of underclass mentors. The importance of his pictures pale in comparision to the image of life he derives in his journey.

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Release Date:

15 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O fotografos See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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