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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

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Lauren Bacall's final film before her death on August 12, 2014 at the age of 89. 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

L.I.V.I.N.'
Written by Jesse Corona and Jason Williams
Performed by Ribsy's Nickel
Courtesy of Ribsey's Nickel Music (BMI)
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A talented young artist (Josh Hutcherson) gets roped into a forgery scheme after he is abandoned by his mother.
31 October 2012 | by chmeadowsSee all my reviews

I new nothing about this movie when I picked it up at a local Red Box. Judging by the cover, I expected a feel good romantic drama with all the excitement that young love and forgery schemes contain. I will say that I somewhat enjoyed this movie, but overall it was a disappointment. It was a B movie that I could easily imagine appearing on the Hallmark channel. It was predictable, cliché, and the characters were unrealistic. Also, for a movie staring as many talented people as it was, the acting came across as a bit lazy. It was not one of the better movies I've seen, but it certainly wasn't the worst. I give it 4 out of 10 stars.


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