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The Maker (1997)

Josh is a high school guy who lives with adoptive parents and is involved in little crimes with his friends (including young lesbian Bella). Suddenly his elder brother Walter comes out of ... See full summary »

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Tim Hunter

Writer:

Rand Ravich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Walter Schmeiss
Mary-Louise Parker ... Officer Emily Peck
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Josh Minnell
Fairuza Balk ... Bella Sotto
Michael Madsen ... Skarney
Jesse Borrego ... Felice A. Beato
Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Mother Minnell
Lawrence Pressman ... Father Minnell
Jeff Kober ... Rubicon Beziqui
Matthew David James Matthew David James ... Ike
Marc Worden ... Simon
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Customs Officer
Robert Gossett ... Partner
Kimberly Wallis ... Saleswoman
Kate Murtagh ... Large Matron
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Storyline

Josh is a high school guy who lives with adoptive parents and is involved in little crimes with his friends (including young lesbian Bella). Suddenly his elder brother Walter comes out of the blue (he left home 10 years ago when he was 18 and was never heard during these years). After that Walter starts to involve Josh in various new criminal activities, including robbery. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, drug use, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Macher See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

As Josh leaves the bar and walks towards his car, a cameraman can be seen in the reflection of his car. See more »

Quotes

Walter: You know, Josh, one of these days freon's gonna be against the law.
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Connections

References Death Race 2000 (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

BALLAD OF BIG NOTHING
Written and Performed by Elliott Smith
Published by Spent Bullets Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
All rights administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Kill Rock Stars by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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14 October 2005 | by madisonwisconsiniteSee all my reviews

For the most part, the only things that brought me through the whole film are that it was very difficult to get the loan of a copy of the film via interlibrary loan, and it has Rhys Meyers (as he spelled it for this film) in it, who is always nice to look at. Although there is a good premise for an interesting film and story, there was not enough continuity and plot development to keep me interested and engaged. There were a number of subplots and minor characters which and who really didn't add anything of value to the story. I think that if you are a fan of Rhys-Myers or Modine, you may want to see the film in order to get to see them in an unreleased-for-theaters film, but otherwise, it really isn't work your time or trouble. If you're planning to enjoy looking at Rhys-Myers' skin, you can do a lot better with some of his other work. Tangled may not be an excellent film, either, but he drops his pants for you in it, and that is worth something you won't get out of "The Maker."


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