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This comedy-drama concerns a most unusual family of emigres, even by Hollywood standards. [[Performer~P223613~Douglas Spain~douglasspain]] stars as Carlos, a Mexican teenager who has just returned home to L.A. after starring in several low-budget films south of the border. His father, Pepe ([[Performer~P204488~Efrain Figueroa~efrainfigueroa]]), is a Fagin-like pimp who manages a group of boy prostitutes who pose as sellers of maps to the stars' homes on Hollywood street corners. Pepe immediately sets his son to work doing the same, but Carlos has dreams of being a movie star. His goal takes a step closer to reality after he sleeps with Jennifer ([[Performer~P223239~Kandeyce Jensen~kandeycejensen]]), a soap opera actress who becomes enchanted with Carlos and orders her show's producers (one of whom is her husband) to write a part for the boy on the series. Once he's on his way to becoming a star, Carlos discovers that success has a price tag. Star Maps was the feature debut of writer-director [[Performer~P221426~Miguel Arteta~miguelarteta]], who went on to helm the short-lived series [[Feature~V181333~Freaks and Geeks~freaksandgeeks[tvseries]]] (1999-2000) and his acclaimed second film, Chuck and Buck (2000), an audience favorite and Grand Jury Prize nominee at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Lysa Flores Best Debut Performance 1997 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Miguel Arteta Best First Feature 1997 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Miguel Arteta Best First Screenplay 1997 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Efrain Figueroa Best Supporting Actor 1997 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Douglas Spain Best Debut Performance 1997 Nominee

Cast

Douglas Spain
as Carlos
Efrain Figueroa
as Pepe
Kandeyce Jorden
as Jennifer
Lysa Flores
as Maria
Annette Murphy
as Letti
Herbert Siguenza
as Cantinflas' Ghost
Jeff Michalski
as Frank Rivers
Vincent Chandler
as Juancito
Al Vincente
as Fred

Crew

Miguel Arteta
Director
Matthew Greenfield
Producer
Matthew Greenfield
Screenwriter
Miguel Arteta
Screenwriter
Chuy Chavez
Cinematographer
Lysa Flores
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeff Betancourt
Editor
Tom McArdle
Editor
Tony Selzer
Editor
Carol Strober
Production Designer
Ron Nyswaner
Co-producer
Kathleen Brown Corbin
Co-producer
Robin Brown
Associate Producer
Chris Iovenko
Executive Producer
Esther Shapiro
Executive Producer
Beth Colt
Executive Producer
Scott King
Executive Producer
Kristin M. Burke
Costume Designer
Yehuda Maayan
Sound/Sound Designer
Beth Colt
First Assistant Director
Belinda Gardea
Casting
Steve Nevius
Post Production Supervisor
Mark Rozett
Re-Recording Mixer
William Brent Bell
Second Assistant Director
Bob Goold
Dialogue Editor
Caroline Halili
Properties Master
Christopher Probst
Second Assistant Camera
Dan Ayers
Steadicam Operator
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