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The Forger (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama | 3 July 2012 (USA)
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A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community.

Director:

Lawrence Roeck

Writers:

Carlos De Los Rios (screenplay), Lawrence Roeck
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Bacall ... Anne-Marie
Josh Hutcherson ... Joshua
Alfred Molina ... Everly Campbell
Billy Boyd ... Bernie
Dina Eastwood ... Vanessa Reese
Adam Godley ... Pinkus
Scott Eastwood ... Ryan Felter
Alexandra Carl Alexandra Carl ... Rachel
Hayden Panettiere ... Amber Felter
Tricia Helfer ... Sasha
Kim Myers ... Brynn Mason
Jansen Panettiere ... Aram
José Zúñiga ... Mr. Weathers
Zuhair Haddad ... Amir
Robert Harvey ... Real Painter
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Storyline

Joshua, a teenager with a drugged-out mother on the run, wanders into the affluent community of Carmel, California. After getting himself into trouble, the authorities try to track down his mother. But in the meantime, a successful artist/businessman offers to take in Joshua and let him have a chance at a good life. His motives are questionable considering his line of business and how he plans to use Joshua's artistic talents, but Joshua has met a girl and he's not sure if the money is worth selling off his morals. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines:

Love by design, Friendship by paint, Death by brush

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some fighting | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Forger See more »

Filming Locations:

Carmel, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based and filmed in Carmel, California, where Clint Eastwood was once mayor. The film stars Eastwood's Son, Scott Eastwood and his then wife, Dina Eastwood. See more »

Goofs

When Everly Campbell and Bernie are in the basement talking about Joshua doing the forged painting a crew member wearing a headset is reflected in the glass cabinet behind the two men. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Joshua: [voiceover] I learned to say "I'm sorry" and "thank you" and how to keep my fists to myself, but the best lesson I learned...
Amber: Help me up.
Joshua: [voiceover] First you kiss the hand and then you kiss the girl.
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Soundtracks

Lonely Woman
Written by Horace Silver
Performed by Horace Silver
Published by Ecaroh Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Film about belonging & its impostors
22 July 2012 | by quantumwav5See all my reviews

Anyone who's felt out of anyplace safe in their lives will relate to this movie.

Many who have no clue about the subject matter (abandonment, talent with zero outlet or nurturing) will themselves be lost and clueless.

When you're lost most will try and use you for whatever they see of value to them in you. Even those who see something worth helping along will not be perfect; to the lost, any flaw will be magnified. They will see a forgery, as so much of their own lives seems like a bad knockoff.

This film gives you some sense of that, with broken dream being the cracks that's all you see ahead. Maybe between those a true light shines through that's worth believing in.

We should all be so lucky.

Molina, Bacall & Hutscherson are terrific.


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