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Rebecca De Mornay,
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Álex de la Iglesia
José Antonio Álvarez
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Juanma Bajo Ulloa
Fernando Guillén Cuervo,
Alberto San Juan
Written by Armando Manzanero
Performed by José 'Chombo' Silva (as Chombo Silva)
Courtesy of Gema Records
Copyright by BMG Edim, S.A. of C.V.
Authorized for Spain by Ediciones Musicales BMG Ariola, S.A. See more »
A great adaptation of one of Donald Westlake's sad-sack comedies, in this case about Antonio Banderas, an unsuccessful art gallery owner who ekes out his income by a variation on the Bible Salesman scam. He winds up engaged to a funny, screeching Melanie Griffith, in lust with her sister -- and Melanie's gangster ex-husband is after him.
This won't be to everyone's taste: Westlake's humor is a lot like Tim Burton's and it's a shame Burton has never tried his hand at one of Westlake's novels. None of the screen adaptations of his works have served him well, although the hard-to-find HOT STUFF, from his own script works well.
But this is about as good as it gets, with a perfect supporting cast, including Eli Wallach, Darryl Hanna, Danny Aiello and the woman who can make you laugh while she's having a nervous breakdown: Joan Cusack. Give this a try. And if you know Tim Burton, suggest he try a Dortmunder novel or two.
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