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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.

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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
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)
Billy Bob Thornton ... William Sloan
Kim Basinger ... Laura Sloan
Winona Ryder ... Cheryl Moore
Brad Renfro ... Jack
Suzanne Ford ... Bruce's Mother
Cameron Goodman ... Susan Sloan
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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 »

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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

Gross USA:

$300,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$382,174
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brandon Routh was originally set to play the vampire Jamie, but his scenes were cancelled at the last minute, just before the shooting. See more »

Goofs

When Bryan Metro gets out of the bath tub and puts a towel around his waist, he is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Susan Sloan: I hope your girlfriend remembers to wear a shirt by the morning.
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Connections

References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Shadows of the Night
Written by D.L. Byron
Performed by Pat Benatar
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Bad Information to tell you!
2 May 2009 | by meezaSee all my reviews

I feel betrayed, disillusioned, disappointed, and misinformed!!! "The Informers" based on Bret Easton Ellis' best selling book was an infertile cinematic offering. When I was informed of the premise of "The Informers", I was incredibly intrigued! Based in Los Angeles during the early 80's, "The Informers" indulges in various L.A. socialites entangled in intersecting story lines. It also co-stars two of my favorite charismatic celebrities: solid dude Mickey Rourke and cool crooner Chris Isaak. So what can go wrong? Lots!!!! I got tons of information for you on the catastrophe of "The Informers" but I will try to be brief. The film primarily revolves around Graham played by Jon Foster (Foster- that's American for "bad actor"). Graham is a spoiled rich looker in his late teens who takes his daily religious dosage of sex, drugs, and narcissism on a clockwork schedule. This Graham cracker also has a gorgeous nymphomaniac girlfriend Christie, which also sexually mates some of his arrogant mates. Amber Heard's performance as Christie does not bring too much to the thespian table except for her curvaceous unclothed body; and that is the naked truth. Ms. Heard, you might want to polish up on your acting skills or else you will be unheard of in the movie business. Graham's parents are divorced William & Laura, a wealthy movie producer and a pill-popping cougar who try to reconcile for the sake of….. I do not even know and don't care. Veteran actors Billy Bob Thornton and Kim Basinger whom play William & Laura should care that they were provided this stale material. We even get a Winona Ryder sighting as a news anchor who had been romancing William in the past. Who shoplifted Winona into this mess? Mickey Rourke plays a scumbag child abductor who bullies his nephew Jack to use his house as a refuge to store the kidnapped children. Mickey, why? You should not have wrestled with this character and passed on. I do give credit to the late Brad Renfro for effectively playing the nerve-wrecking Jack. It was Renfro's last performance, and there was a strong case of the heebie-jeebies when Renfro's character vocalized "something bad is going to happen" in one of the film's climactic scenes. Renfro died of a drug overdose a short time after filming wrapped. Chris Isaak plays Les Price, a nonchalant middle-age father who tries to bond with his estranged son Tim by traveling to Hawaii together. Maybe for a less price they could have gone to Las Vegas instead? Tim (Lou Taylor Pucci) is an introvert and Les is extrovert, so it is a wicked game to think that they will ever form an authentic pa & son relationship. Let's just say that The Prices are not Right. And let me not inform you about the despicable storyline of the pedophile rock star Bryan Metro; so we will not be riding on the Metro for this one. Director Gregor Jordan does not give us anything at all for us to care about any of these shallow, damaged characters. Michael Jordan could have done a better job in directing this film, and that is a slam dunk statement. Nicholas Jarecki & Bret Easton Ellis's screenplay was lifeless, lackluster, and flimsy. Jarecki & Ellis (The Misinformers themselves) wrote such ridiculous lines as "I want to know what is good, and I want to know what is bad". Ouch!!! You want to know what is bad? Recite your screenplay guys!!!! Sorry that I did a T.M.B.I. (Too Much Bad Information) on "The Informers" and did not keep it brief. But make sure you inform yourself and others to stay away from "The Informers". ** Needs Improvement


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