Star Maps


1h 30m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Allegorical tale about the gap that exists between East and West Los Angeles as Latino kids try to pursue the American Dream. After five years of living in Mexico, an 18-year-old youth returns to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming a movie star. At the urging of his father, a pimp who sells map

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1997
Production Company
20th Century Fox; Alter Image Inc; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Title House, Inc.
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Allegorical tale about the gap that exists between East and West Los Angeles as Latino kids try to pursue the American Dream. After five years of living in Mexico, an 18-year-old youth returns to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming a movie star. At the urging of his father, a pimp who sells maps to stars' homes as a cover, the young man turns to hustling as a way to meet Hollywood insiders.

Crew

Jedidiah O Alpert

Legal Services

Juan Alvarez

Other

Deva Anderson

Music Supervisor

Miguel Arteta

From Story

Miguel Arteta

Screenwriter

Dan Ayers

Steadicam Operator

Colleen Bachman

Other

Colleen Bachman

Production Assistant

Simon Bathrick

Swing Gang

Todd Becraft

2nd Assistant Director

William Brent Bell

2nd Assistant Director

Jeff Bentancourt

Editor

Don Brewton

Other

Robert Brown

Assistant Production Coordinator

Robin Brown

Associate Producer

Kathleen Brown Corbin

Co-Producer

Zane Bruce

Foley Artist

Edward P Buhr

Production Assistant

Ron L Burchfield

Other

Kristin M. Burke

Costume Consultant

David L. Bush

On-Set Dresser

Joel Campos

Other

Ted Caplan

Foley Supervisor

John Capron

Gaffer

Chuy Chavez

Director Of Photography

Dominick Clark

Location Manager

Natalie Cohen

Set Decorator

Marcus Cole

Steadicam Operator

Beth Colt

Executive Producer

B J Davis

Stunt Coordinator

Danny De La Paz

Casting Consultant

Acey Decey

Grip

Richard W Evans

Adr Recordist

Richard W Evans

Foley Mixer

Felicia Fasano

Casting Consultant

Jerrold Ferro

Production Assistant

Florence Figueroa

Casting Consultant

George Flores

Boom Operator

Lysa Flores

Musical Director

Marisa Frank

Assistant Wardrobe

Belinda Gardea

Casting

Robert Gould

Dialogue Editor

Matthew Greenfield

Producer

Matthew Greenfield

From Story

Marjorie Hagar

Associate Editor

Caroline Halili

Property Master

William Hankins

1st Assistant Director

Todd Hickey

2nd Assistant Camera

Smokey Hormel

Music Consultant

Scott Imai

Swing Gang

Chris Iovenko

Executive Producer

John Paul Jones

Stunt Man

John Kairis

2nd Assistant Camera

Jennifer Kassin

Foley Artist

Mitchell Kelly

Executive Producer

Doug Kieffer

Key Grip

Aron King

Foley Mixer

Scott King

Executive Producer

Stacey Koff

Other

Gina Kwon

Production Manager

James Kwon

Production Assistant

Chris Larachelle

Assistant Make-Up Artist

Dan Lipe

Boom Operator

Yehuda Maayan

Sound Mixer

Tzvi Mackson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Lawrence Maddox

Additional Editor

Louie Maggiotto

Additional Editor

Mahal Marcelino

Production Assistant

Pam Martin

Additional Editor

Judy Martinez

Casting Consultant

Tony Maxwell

Music Consultant

Tom Mcardle

Editor

Jerry Minton

Other

Meggins Moore

2nd Assistant Camera

Chris Moreman

1st Assistant Camera

Mary Morrisey

Additional Editor

Thomas Morse

Music Editor/Sound Effects Editor

Steve Nevius

Post-Production Supervisor

John Nuler

Steadicam Operator

Karen Numme

Assistant Art Director

Ron Nyswaner

Co-Producer

Michael Ostrowski

Other

Heather Pain

Assistant Costume Designer

Adam Parker

Other

Adam Parker

Additional Editor

Linda Perreault

Assistant Wardrobe

Dale Perry

Foley Artist

Victor Quiroga

Production Assistant

Karyn Raz

Casting Consultant

Karyn Raz

Production Assistant

Sergio Reyes

Recording Mixer

Pat Richardson

1st Assistant Camera

Lee Rierson

Assistant (To The Producer)

Pamela Robison-hardie

Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist

Gilla Roos

Publicity (Ddk)

Mark Rozett

Recording Mixer

Mark Rozett

Background/Effects Editor

Darren Rydstrom

1st Assistant Camera

Jonathan Sahula

1st Assistant Director

Gustavo Santaolalla

Music Consultant

Harvey Schulman

Other

Joe Schultz

Adr

Tony Selzer

Editor

Joe Setele

1st Assistant Camera

Eden J Shapiro

Co-Producer

Esther Shapiro

Executive Producer

Lawrence Sher

1st Assistant Camera

Lynn Smith

1st Assistant Camera

Melanie Stavinski

Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist

Melanie Stavinski

Costume Designer

Carol Strober

Production Designer

Mina Vasquez

Casting Consultant

Joey Waronker

Music Consultant

Jessica Wilson

Production Manager

Jason Zolov

Production Coordinator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1997
Production Company
20th Century Fox; Alter Image Inc; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Title House, Inc.
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States August 1, 1997

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States July 17, 1997

Released in United States on Video January 27, 1998

Released in United States Summer July 23, 1997

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1997.

Fox Searchlight reportedly paid $2.5 million for worldwide theatrical rights to this film.

Feature directorial debut for 1993 AFI graduate Miguel Arteta who previously made 6 shorts, including Student Academy Award nominee "Every Day Is a Beautiful Day" (USA/1990).

Began shooting late September 1995.

Completed shooting early November 1995.

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1997.)

Released in United States on Video January 27, 1998

Released in United States July 17, 1997 (Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of series "The Alternative Screen: A Forum For Independent Film Exhibition and Beyond..." July 17, 1997.)

Released in United States Summer July 23, 1997

Limited Release in United States August 1, 1997