Incognito (1997)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  13 March 1998 (USA)
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Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Donovan
Prof. Marieke van den Broeck
Thomas Lockyer ...
Alastair Davies
Turley (prosecutor)
Iain Ill
White (defense attorney)
Milton A. Donovan
Joseph Blatchley ...
Prof. Scheerding
Paul Brennen ...
Det. Sgt. Steed
Olivier Pierre ...
Peter Gale ...
David Marrick ...
Dudley Sutton ...
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Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted. Written by Anonymous

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Harry Donovan is a master in the art of deception... trapped in a lie so perfect even the truth can't save him.


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Rated R for language, violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Farlig identitet  »

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Did You Know?


When Marieke mails the letter, there is a very short close up where you can read the address of Juan del Campo, meaning "John of the Field", living in Plaza de la Mierda, meaning "Shit Square". See more »


At the very end, when they spin and kiss, Jason Patric clearly looks right at the camera. See more »


Harry Donovan: I'm not a shoe-maker, and I don't work for slobs off the street. I work with people that I know. You can leave now.
Alastair Davies: It's a circular problem.
Harry Donovan: Now, do I have to knock your ass down the stairs?
Alastair Davies: No, no. Gentlemen. Um, we'll be staying at the Carlyle until, uh, Sunday. Think it over.
Harry Donovan: Watch your fingers.
[Harry slams the door shut as they leave]
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Referenced in An Interview with John Ottman (2002) See more »

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Not bad
1 October 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A bit of a pleasant surprise (considering its lack of theatrical release in the NY area), Incognito is a fairly involving drama/thriller involving a disturbed artist who's gotten so entangled in the underworld of art forgery he's never formed an identity of his own...he does a great Rembrandt, but Irene Jacob spots it as a fake, which both infuriates and attracts him...a murder occurs and the pursuit is on, with him trying to clear his name and trying to become a "real" artist...Patric is a little too brooding and pouty, making him hard to like for much of the film (C. Sheen or J. Depp could make him a much more sympathetic "bad" boy), but beautiful location work (widescreen, too -- I saw the laserdisc -- on video it's probably a mess) and the lovely & talented Ms. Jacob make it a surprisingly unique experience...check it out.

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