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Stars and Bars (1988)

R | | Comedy | 18 March 1988 (USA)
A British art expert travels across America in order to purchase a rare Renoir painting in the South but comes across some crazy characters in the process.

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Henderson Dores (as Daniel Day Lewis)
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Loomis Gage
Kent Broadhurst ...
Ben Sereno
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Freeborn Gage
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Beckman Gage
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Irene Stein
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Eugene Teagarden
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Reverend T.J. Cardew
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Cora Gage
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Melissa
Bill Moor ...
Edgar Beeby
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Shanda Gage
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Duane Gage
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Bryant
Rockets Redglare ...
Peter Gint
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A British art expert travels across America in order to purchase a rare Renoir painting in the South but comes across some crazy characters in the process. Written by anonymous

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$111,987 (USA)
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A rejected score was composed by Elmer Bernstein See more »

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A Picture of Me Without You
Written by Norris Wilson and George Richey (as George Richie)
Performed by George Jones
Courtesy of CBS Records
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New York in the late 80s.
9 February 2008 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I remember standing in a long line to see this in Manhattan, and thinking that the New York parts were a perfect representation of the city at that moment in time. It's a weird vehicle for Daniel Day-Lewis, apart from his ability to play a perfect British upper class twit - I don't think he's done a comedy since (and certainly not before). The use of Joan Cusack as leading lady and love object is bizarre, too - up until this point she'd been relegated to kooky sidekick/friend of the heroine roles (Broadcast News springs immediately to mind), something she went back to almost immediately after this film. It's strange all around, but also a funny time capsule of sorts. I too wish it was out on DVD.


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