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Incognito (1997)

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Crime | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

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 »


When Harry Donovan is in Amsterdam and tries to buy painting in two different shops, both shop owners speak German and not Dutch. See more »


Prof. Marieke van den Broeck: How do you like the book?
Harry Donovan: I don't like books.
Prof. Marieke van den Broeck: Just look at the pictures?
Harry Donovan: Yeah, ever since I was a little boy.
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Referenced in An Interview with John Ottman (2002) See more »

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It's Different, But Like The Fake Painting You Know It Could Be Better
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although sometimes way too slow-moving and not as involving as it should have been, this film was almost a "keeper" in my collection.

The story was different, and I liked it, about an artist producing a fake Rembrandt. Jason Patric, an interesting and underrated actor, played the role on the con 'artist,' so to speak. Appealing-looking Irene Jacob, played the female lead. She was likable, unlike Patric's character.

There are some interesting moments in this film, particularly for those who love art. There also are a few nice shots of Jacob that should please most male viewers. Overall, nothing that super but decent and worth a rental. It's different, I'll say that.....but don't expect a lot.

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