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Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)

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A young man who's been labeled mentally ill is left on his own after his mother's murder. Confused and alone, he's targeted by two different con artists out to make off with his inheritance.

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Allan Mindel

Writer:

Richard Murphy (as R.D. Murphy)
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Complete credited cast:
Troy Garity ... Albert Burroughs
Alison Folland ... Tuey Stites
Randy Quaid ... Jerry James
Bruce Dern ... Sean McNally
Hank Harris ... Stan Stites
Debra Monk ... Edna Burroughs
Josh Brolin ... Gary
Holly Woodlawn ... Transvestite
Suzanne Petri ... Barfly
John Judd ... Bartender
Maren Lindow ... Woman in Photograph
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Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified automobile suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, putting his aggressors against one another in a race for his trust. Using his skills that make him a gifted fisherman, Albert turns the tables on his seemingly doomed fate, capturing the heart of the woman most eager to deceive him, and fooling the man most intent on destroying him. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, some violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2005 (France) See more »

Filming Locations:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,517, 5 June 2005

Gross USA:

$17,528

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,528
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Tuey arrives to pick up Albert for the second fishing trip. The long shot shows a passenger dressed in orange in the passenger seat. Albert is still standing on the sidewalk in his orange suit. The close up shows Stan in the passenger seat wearing his brown jacket. See more »

Quotes

Tuey Stites: Wisconsin is just like one goddamn endless cavity. A perpetual rotten tooth.
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You Are My Destiny
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Rain man goes ice fishing in Minnesota
10 June 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Allan Mindell, making his film debut, takes us to a part of the country that seem to be in a permanent winter state. The screen play by Richard Murphy places the story in Milwaukee.

We are introduced to Albert, an autistic young man and his over protective mother, Edna. Albert is a champion ice fisher who seems to have a knack for winning tournaments that pay a lot of money. As it's the case with autistic persons, they might appear to be helpless in some areas, but they can be brilliant in others.

Albert has a problem: there are a few people who would love to steal his money! We first meet Tuey and her brother, white trash people from the South, who see a good scam whenever they find one. Tuey passes herself as a reporter interested in interviewing Albert. She is pathetic interviewer, but the young man is too gullible to see it.

Edna is killed in a hit and run accident that leaves Albert alone to fend for himself. In addition to Tuey, another low life character appears in the picture, Jerry, who claims he is Albert's real father. There is also a kind man, Sean McNally, who owns a store. Albert likes to make copies of 20 dollar bills in Sean's Xerox machine.

Tuey, at the end is the only decent person of the whole lot as she realizes the kindness of Albert in trying to help her brother Stan. Jerry, on the other hand is the one that actually seems to be the successful one in getting rich. In an ironic twist at the end, we see how Albert, the mentally challenged young man, gets the last laugh!

The director gets good performances of this multi talented cast. Best of all is Alison Folland as Tuey, who redeems herself at the end. Tom Garity also is charming as Albert who seems to inhabit his own world. Randy Quaid is perfect as the oily Jerry. Debra Monk and Bruce Dern are seen briefly as Edan and Sean.

Mr. Mindell will probably do well in the future as he shows he has a good understanding in what make these characters unique.


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