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The Informers (2008)

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One week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence.

Director:

Gregor Jordan

Writers:

Bret Easton Ellis (screenplay), Nicholas Jarecki (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Foster ... Graham Sloan
Billy Bob Thornton ... William Sloan
Austin Nichols ... Martin
Amber Heard ... Christie
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Tim
Fernando Consagra Fernando Consagra ... Bruce
Aaron Himelstein ... Raymond
Mel Raido ... Bryan Metro
Rhys Ifans ... Roger
Germán Tripel ... Bryan's Guitarist (as German Tripel)
Kim Basinger ... Laura Sloan
Winona Ryder ... Cheryl Moore
Brad Renfro ... Jack
Suzanne Ford ... Bruce's Mother
Cameron Goodman ... Susan Sloan
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Storyline

Loosely connected stories capture a week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence. Written by anonymous

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Taglines:

Greed is good. Sex is easy. Youth is forever.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use, pervasive language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MySpace | Official site

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Informers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$300,000, 26 April 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$300,000, 26 April 2009
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Senator Entertainment Co See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ultimately dissatisfied with the final product, screenplay writer Bret Easton Ellis refused to do any heavy publicity for the film, save for five magazine interviews, which he was contractually obligated to do, as well as a brief appearance at the film's premiere. See more »

Goofs

In one of the earliest scenes the song "Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung is playing in the background. "Dance Hall Days" was not released until 1984, a year after the film takes place. See more »

Quotes

Nina Metro: She's really sick. She needs to see a doctor, but she's so stubborn we can't talk her into it.
Graham Sloan: Well, where's her dad?
Nina Metro: He's on location in Italy.
Graham Sloan: That's an answer?
Nina Metro: She needs help, Graham.
Graham Sloan: Why do you think I can help her?
Nina Metro: Well, aren't you the one that loves her?
Graham Sloan: What's that gonna fix? Is that gonna help her?
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Soundtracks

Ono Wahine
Written by Nawahi Para'uchi
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Not a mainstream movie.
6 January 2010 | by dylanesque-04See all my reviews

OK, so I can see a lot of negative reviews for this movie, some people giving it only 1 star which is clearly not a fair review but some sort of angry attack. Firstly this is not a typical style of movie. It is much more in the art house genre, with glimpses in to lives, rather than a clear cut story all nicely played out, like so many predictable, pretentious movies. The stories are all very interesting, as well as very original in an era of highly borrowed themes. This is one movie that really draws the viewer in with great atmosphere, incredible cast, great soundtrack and cool locations. I think this movie will probably only appeal to a mature audience, and I don't mean age mature. The best way to view this movie is to really chill and don't be expecting some sort of standard formula. Do this and it will really draw you in to some unusual moments of emotional intrigue.


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