Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)

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Allan Mindel's Milwaukee, Minnesota is about con men hoping to take advantage of a fishing champion. Albert (Troy Garity) is the best ice-fisherman in Wisconsin. He is not the sharpest tack in the box, making him susceptible to the less than ethical advances of nefarious Jerry (Randy Quaid), Stan (Hank Harris), and Tuey (Alison Folland), who all want in on his tournament winnings. Albert's life becomes even more difficult after his loving mother (Debra Monk) dies in an unexpected traffic incident. Milwaukee, Minnesota was screened at the 2003 Slamdance Film Festival.
Rating:
R (for language, sexual content, some violence and brief drug use.)
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Hank Harris
as Stan Stites
Randy Quaid
as Jerry James
Bruce Dern
as Sean McNally
John Judd
as Bartender
Troy Garity
as Albert Burroughs
Debra Monk
as Edna Burroughs
Holly Woodlawn
as Transvestite
Maren Lindow
as Woman in Photograph
Suzanne Petri
as Barfly
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Critic Reviews for Milwaukee, Minnesota

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (12)

Garity doesn't break any new Rainman ground here, but Allan Mindel's film has a nice sense of place, and Richard Murphy's script has lots of low-key surprises.

Full Review… | September 16, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Memorable enough to warrant another shot at director. This film ends in a way that proves Mindel doesn't rely on cliches to make a statement.

Full Review… | September 9, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Everyone seems to be playing someone else in Allan Mindel's full-of-potential, slight-of-script Milwaukee, Minnesota.

Full Review… | September 8, 2005
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Most of its cast makes strong impressions, but the plot and motivation don't quite jell, resulting in a minor item that shows its star Troy Garity to good advantage.

Full Review… | August 4, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

More predictable than its makers seem aware, its emotional hooks much too dull to pull us in.

August 4, 2005
L.A. Weekly
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A strange, compelling film, with Mr. Garity as a likeable, winning centerpiece.

June 7, 2005
New York Observer
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Audience Reviews for Milwaukee, Minnesota

(** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Nothing really special here. A near-miss.

TTT C
TTT C

A decent odd ball film, but I didn't like the yellow tinge the whole film had.

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