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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.

Director:

Jeremy Stein

Writer:

Jeremy Stein
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

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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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Mira: Well,
[Starts imitating a newscaster.]
Mira: just hours ago, this young man beside me was in the possession of ten-- that's right, ten-- eight-by-ten glossy photographs and now he's lost them, frittered them away. Max here fears a life, a lonely life filled with despair, wandering around on the streets of New York a nothing, a plankton, a bottom dweller, a toothache, a tiny speck of dust that... everything.
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Soundtracks

Midbar Sinai
Performed by Angel Tears
Written by Momi Ochion
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
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A Beautiful Film
31 March 2004 | by ecolantoniSee all my reviews

From acting to visuals this film is a gem - a diamond in the rough. I was blown away by the performances headed up by the star, Reg Rogers, a master of his craft. This is Maggie G's first big role and it is a wonderful start to a now star studded career. Rob Campbell and Chris Bauer are fantastic. The writer/director, Jeremy Stein, has created a remarkable movie that not only is about something but is also vastly entertaining. It's films like this that make you believe that there is still hope for modern cinema. I can't wait to see the next film from this gifted filmmaker.


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