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Stars and Bars (1988)

 -  Comedy  -  18 March 1988 (USA)
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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.

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Henderson Dores (as Daniel Day Lewis)
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Reverend T.J. Cardew
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Edgar Beeby
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Duane Gage
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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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Good novel adaptation
1 July 2004 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

William Boyd's "Stars and Bars" - the book - stands in the great tradition of the English comic novel (Evelyn Waugh being one of Boyd's masters and inspirators). Now, I've seen the film only in German language... That's a pity because of the resulting demi-lack of Englishman-in-New-York-effects. As you can image, the German translation cannot be that perfect. I guess that the linguistical misunderstandings between the "hero" (Day Lewis) and the bizarre Georgian family with Anglophobic slursare are ten times funnier in the original version (as they are in the book). Anyway, I liked the film immediately and I'm happy to have taped it. Great cast! Unforgettable: Maury Chaykin as Elvis-like Freeborn.


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