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The Object of Beauty -- Jake (John Malkovich) and Tina (Andie MacDowell) appear to be a gorgeous jet-setting couple living the lush life in London but in reality they're deeply in debt.
The Object of Beauty -- This story is about a ne'er do well and his girlfriend search for a thief.

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Release Date:
12 April 1991 (USA) See more »
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Stylish, selfish and broke. They lost everything and found each other. See more »
Plot:
This story is about a ne'er do well and his girlfriend search for a thief. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Malkovich ... Jake

Andie MacDowell ... Tina

Lolita Davidovich ... Joan
Rudi Davies ... Jenny

Joss Ackland ... Mr. Mercer

Bill Paterson ... Victor Swayle

Ricci Harnett ... Steve

Peter Riegert ... Larry

Jack Shepherd ... Mr. Slaughter
Rosemary Martin ... Mrs. Doughty

Roger Lloyd Pack ... Frankie (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
Andrew Hawkins ... Gordon

Pip Torrens ... Art Evaluator
Stephen Churchett ... Mr. Mundy
Annie Hayes ... Housekeeper
Richard Ireson ... Night Porter

Barry Gordon ... Auctioneer
Jeremy Sinden ... Jonathan
Ginger Corbett ... Melissa
John Crocker ... Waiter
Victoria Willing ... Portuguese Maid #1
Lara De Almeida ... Portuguese Maid #2
Liz Daniels ... Portuguese Maid #3
Andy Cavenash ... Steve's Friend

Wayne Bailey ... Steve's Friend
Cole Parker ... Mark
Stewart Miller ... Steve's Friend
Brian Coyle ... Steve's Friend
Dillon O'Mahoney ... Steve's Friend
Massimo Burlini ... Enrico
Mario Nocerino ... Italian Father

Directed by
Michael Lindsay-Hogg 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Lindsay-Hogg 

Produced by
Cary Brokaw .... executive producer
Jon S. Denny .... producer
Alex Gohar .... associate producer
Alex Gohar .... producer: BBC Films
Richard Turner .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Tom Bähler 
 
Cinematography by
David Watkin 
 
Film Editing by
Ruth Foster 
 
Casting by
Polly Hootkins 
Karen Lindsay-Stewart 
 
Production Design by
Derek Dodd 
 
Costume Design by
Les Lansdown 
 
Makeup Department
Sharon Brushett .... assistant makeup artist
Maxine Kingman .... assistant makeup artist
Dorka Nieradzik .... hair designer
Dorka Nieradzik .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Alessandro Maggi .... production manager: Sardinia
Frank Sadler .... production operative supervisor
Peter Stenning .... production manager: Sardinia
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jamie Annett .... second assistant director
Brett Fallis .... first assistant director
P.J. Simpson .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Brenda Barker .... properties buyer
Gaby Brachacka .... design assistant
Wally Cook .... stand-by constructor
Denis Culhane .... stand-by painter (as Dennis Culhane)
Bill Fievez .... rigger
Peter Ford .... stand-by carpenter (as Peter L.F. Ford)
Chris Le Grys .... property master
Geoff Peckham .... contruction manager
Gina Stewart .... design assistant
 
Sound Department
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist
Tim Boissaud-Cooke .... boom operator (as Tim Boissaud Cooke)
Frances Bowen .... assistant sound editor
Jan Cholawo .... assistant sound editor
John Fewell .... foley artist
Karen Houlihan .... assistant sound editor
Craig Irving .... dialogue editor
Graham Lawrence .... dubbing editor
Keith Marriner .... dubbing mixer
Colin Minchin .... sound effects editor
Clive Pendry .... assistant dubbing mixer
John Pritchard .... sound mixer
Don White .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Earl Brown .... electrician
Luigi Campobasso .... generator operator: Sardinia
Luigi Cappa .... grip: Sardinia
Dave Cumming .... best boy
Andrew Dillon .... first assistant camera
Laurie Dodson .... electrician
Eugenio Maestri .... grip: Sardinia
Keith Mead .... dolly grip
Simon Mein .... still photographer
Roberto Novelli .... grip: Sardinia
John Palmer .... camera operator
Reg Papel .... electrician
Gigi Pasquali .... electrician: Sardinia
Steve Phillips .... key grip
Giuseppe Riccardi .... grip: Sardinia
Graham Richmond .... camera supervisor
Steve Roberts .... electrician
Peter Robinson .... electrician
Benedetto Stefanucci .... grip: Sardinia
Jan Stropnik .... electrician: Sardinia
Richard Terry .... second assistant camera
Torquato Tessarin .... grip: Sardinia
Ted Turpin .... gaffer
George Vint .... electrician
Paul Hatchman .... grip (uncredited)
John Ward .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Nicholls .... wardrobe supervisor
Sally Plum .... assistant costume designer (as Sally Booth-Jones)
Neil Sweetmore .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Rosmary Conte .... assistant film editor
Sam Seig .... second assistant film editor
Daniel Walter .... apprentice film editor
 
Location Management
Nick Hawkins .... location manager
Adam Richards .... location manager
 
Music Department
Chuck Berghofer .... musician: acoustic bass (as Chuck Berghoffer)
Chris Boardman .... musician: keyboards
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor: Triad Music (as Dan Carlin)
Kevin Clark .... recording engineer (as Kevin B. Clark)
John Goux .... musician: guitar
Harvey W. Mason .... musician: drums (as Harvey Mason)
Jack Sheldon .... musician: trumpet
Nyle Steiner .... musician: electronic wind instruments
Nyle Steiner .... musician: pan pipes
Chris Boardman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Kenny Daniels .... driver
Martin Davis .... driver
Bill Fievez .... driver
Albert Peverall .... driver
Bob Raybould .... driver
 
Other crew
James Clinton .... stand-in
Lina Dykes .... assistant production services manager
Linda Ellery .... production secretary
Liz Friedman .... title designer
Minna Fry .... assistant to director
Minna Fry .... assistant to producer
Bob Groves .... production operative
Sheri Halfon .... additional accounting services
Claudia Lewis .... production executive: Avenue Pictures
Sue Lockerby .... production services manager
Tony Minny .... production operative (as Tony Minney)
Ian Newton .... production operative
Jane Redman .... production associate
Kathy Reese .... assistant: Mr. Brokaw
Dan Sawyer .... production assistant: Sardinia
Steve Sawyer .... production coordinator: Sardinia
Christine Skinns .... script supervisor
Daphne Spink .... finance coordinator
Jennifer White .... stand-in
Judy Geletko .... additional accounting services (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Chick Anstis .... special thanks
Sally Bulloch .... special thanks
Derek Howarth .... special thanks
Simon Hume .... special thanks
Jean Marsh .... special thanks
Anton Mosimann .... special thanks
Patrick Murray .... special acknowledgment
Ernest Nives .... special thanks
Nick Silver .... special thanks
Gary Tieche .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language
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Elizabeth Perkins was originally cast to play Joan, but had to drop out due to illness. Lolita Davidovich was eventually cast in her place.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Worth seeking out, 26 March 2014
Author: Brett Chandler (Thunderbuck) from Whitehorse, Yukon

There's a genre I like to call "little English comedy" that really traces its roots back to the Ealing studios in the late 40s. The movies didn't have high budgets (they couldn't afford them), but frequently had clever scripts that made them eminently watchable (Alec Guiness got his start there in movies like The Man in the White Suite and The Horse's Mouth).

The Object of Beauty fits this category nicely. It's a little puzzling that it didn't do better, actually, with two American leads and rave reviews from Siskel and Ebert. Their review, in fact, is the only reason I happened to be on the lookout for this one.

It's an elegant, witty comedy of manners. It's carefully, quietly scripted, and rather subtle. Totally worth seeking out.

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