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Harry Donovan
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Prof. Marieke van den Broeck
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Alastair Davies
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Turley (prosecutor)
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Iain Ill
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Deeks
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Milton A. Donovan
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Agachi
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Olivier Pierre ...
Lecuyer
Peter Gale ...
Westerbrook
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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)  »

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Peter Weller was the film's original director and was replaced shortly after filming started because of his criticism of James G. Robinson and the film's budget (he said, "Their idea of a budget, is going to a hot dog stand."). See more »

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The sound effect used for the British police cars was inaccurate. British police cars did once sound like that but that was over twenty years ago. They now sound similar to American police vehicles. See more »

Quotes

Harry Donovan: Do you have any money?
Prof. Marieke van den Broeck: Why, you want to steal it?
Harry Donovan: Yes.
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Referenced in An Interview with John Ottman (2002) See more »

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Better than most of the junk out there
5 December 1998 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I was VERY pleasantly surprised by this one. Its dialogue on the true meaning of great art is truly interesting, even if simplistic (but not relative to most films out there).

I thought Patric was pretty good, but it's the script itself that does most of the work.

The scenery and imagery is also fantastic.


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