The Forger

Synopsis: Joshua, a teenager with a drugged-out mother on the run, wanders into the affluent community of Carmel, California. After getting himself into trouble, the authorities try to track down his mother. But in the meantime, a successful artist/businessman offers to take in Joshua and let him have a chance at a good life. His motives are questionable considering his line of business and how he plans to use Joshua's artistic talents, but Joshua has met a girl and he's not sure if the money is worth selling off his morals.
Genre: Drama
94 min

Ever think back on how

you got somewhere, or why?

Well, my somewhere was an art

town on the edge of the pacific.

The name of the place didn't matter much.

I just knew I didn't belong.

II was just some loser kid

who ended up here.

IBy mistake, sort of.

IYou know, I read somewhere

that nothing is so beautiful

IThat it can't be ugly

if you look really close.

II can't remember who said it,

IBut whoever it was

got it right.

That's a good painting, kid.



Can't even see the numbers.

How much you, uh...

how much you want for that?

Fifty bucks.

Fifty bucks?

I would've paid double for that.

- Here.

- Hey!

You, kid!

What are you doing? What are

you doing with my painting?

Wait a minute... hey!

- What the...?

- Looks good, huh?

Yeah, Id say it looks good,

I did it.

You in there?

Are you in there?

I let you stay for more than a week.

I want you out of here, now.

Hang on!

I've got your money!

- I feel bad after kicking him out.

- Yeah.

He was here for

a whole week and never paid.

- Really?

- I never did see his mom around.

What do you think he was,

Well, that's why I called you.

Wait till you see

what he did to my room.

Hm... what a mess.

No, not that... that.

- I have a hundred point assignment due.

- Hey! Picasso!

See you later.

Got any more paintings for sale?

You're the kid who sold the

painting at the mission, right?


How did you hear about that?

It's a small town.


That's a nice outfit,

by the way.

Thank you.

It's required.

Thank god. I was beginning to

think your grandma dressed you.

- Really?

- Hm-Mm.

Well, I had no idea anyone still

thought heavy metal was cool, so...

No, no. See, black flag

is punk rock, okay?

- Oh.

- Yeah.

And Im supposed to take

the word of a con man, huh?

Look, Im not a con man, okay?

I painted that painting.

Well, part of it, kind of.

How old are you?

- Freshman?

- No, Im in tenth grade.

- Hm.

- Well, I should be in tenth grade. I'm...

see, Im working on that.

I don't think you can

talk your way out of this one.

Amber, what are you doing?

Didn't you hear the tardy bell?


- Did it ring?

- Yes, it did ring.

- I didn't hear it.

- Really?

Okay, you know what,

are you being sarcastic with me?

- No.

- No. Okay, you know what, let's go.

And young man,

I don't know what you're doing,

But you should be in school.

It's after 1:
00 p. M. Okay?

- I'm going. - Yeah, you're going to

the principal's office.

- And Ill tell you why...

- Hey, hey, buddy, look.

She said she's going to class,

just give her a break.

You know what, young man? I don't

wanna have to call the police, okay?

So thank you very much.

Take care.

You know, why don't you

pick on somebody else?

What did you say?

You hang around

with trash like this?

- Okay, that's it, that's it,

we're going right now. - Ow!

- You need to listen and respect...

- Okay. You don't need to drag me.

No, I am not dragging you. You just need

to respect the school. It's very simple.


I said cut her a break,

would you?

Hold on, son...

...over the line here.

You're out of line.

- Are you okay?

- Yeah.

- You need to leave.

- What's up, did you push her?

No, I didn't push her. This guy

grabbed her arm, he's nuts.

Get outta here, you kook!

I was just trying to

make sure she was all right.

- Well, you did that.

- Are you okay?

Yeah, Im fine.

- Get back, let's go back.

- Looks like a bum.

- Aram, come on.

- Aram...

- he looks like a homeless dude.

- Hey, let's get outta here, come on.

- Back to school...

- Get as far away as possible. Okay?

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