June 3, 2005
Studio: Tartan Films
Director: Allan Mindel
MPAA Rating: R (for language, sexual content, some violence and brief drug use)
Screenwriter: Richard Murphy
Starring: Troy Garity, Alison Folland, Randy Quaid, Bruce Dern, Hank Harris, Debra Monk, Josh Brolin, Holly Woodlawn
Official website: Milwaukee-Minnesota.com
The past meets the present when Milwaukee's best fishermen, Albert Burroughs, a young man perceived to be mentally disabled, finds himself the target of two separate con artist out to steal his money. Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified automobile suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, putting his aggressors against one another in a race for his trust. When his one and only friend attempts to intervene, Albert’s compelling history is unveiled, and we learn that nothing is quite what it seems in this Midwestern tale of love and deceit. Using his skills that make him a gifted fisherman, Albert turns the tables on his seemingly doomed fate, capturing the heart of the woman most eager to deceive him, and fooling the man most intent on destroying him. Proving in the end that intelligence, while easily judged from a distance, is no match for the power of the human spirit when the world comes crashing down around you.