Viggo Mortensen in Young Americans
Young Americans Cast and Crew
Viggo Mortensen: Carl Frazer
Other leading roles:
Young Americans Synopsis
Los Angeles police detective John Harris (Harvey Keitel) comes to London to assist Scotland Yard in tracking down a new villain in the underworld. He discovers the mastermind to be an old adversary, Carl Frazer (Viggo Mortensen). Frazer has been recruiting teenage street kids to do his dirty work.
Young Americans Brief Review
Viggo Mortensen's character, Carl Frazer, is about as evil as they come. He is a charismatic sociopath, an expert manipulator of the teenage boys that he recuits for drug deals and assassinations. He woos the seemingly unloved and neglected boys, and appears to genuinely like them, yet he has no qualms about ordering their execution when their cover has been compromised.
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Young Americans Resources
Celluloid Haven: The Young Americans - Review in English and Spanish, quite a few stills (screen captures), plus an audio clip.
Obsession Photo Gallery: The Young Americans - Collection of still images from The Young Americans, mostly screen captures.
Young Americans Video Clips
Carl Frazer is one of Viggo Mortensen's most thoroughly evil characters. These clips illustrate the way that he uses his charm and charisma to convince teenaged boys to commit crimes for him.
ya-02: Strobes «1-May-05» - Strobe lights flash on Carl Frazer's face as he watches from the shadows at a disco.
ya-03: You're special «1-May-05» -
ya-06: Giggling «1-May-05» - Tiny two-second clip in which Viggo Mortensen (as Carl Frazer) emits a very silly giggle.
ya-09: I never worry, Jack «1-May-05» - A cocky Carl Frazer (Viggo Mortensen) tells his friend, "I never worry, Jack. Makes me look ugly."
ya-15f: What's up? «1-May-05» - Carl Frazer (Viggo Mortensen) uses a combination of good humor and threats to try to reassure the teens working for him. Finally he cajoles them, "Come on fellows, loosen up. You make me look bad. It's a party. You want something, take it. It's free."
Young Americans Photo Gallery
These photographs were captured from the Young Americans DVD. Unfortunately the DVD image quality is not great, so the full-sized shots are not as good a quality as most of the screencaps on the site.