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Starry Night (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  1 November 2003 (Japan)
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A magic potion returns artist Vincent Van Gogh back to life and lands him in the center of the Rose Bowl Parade in this oddball comedy. Of course, no one believes who he is and he is ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Abbott ...
Vincent Van Gogh (as Abbott Alexander)
Lisa Waltz ...
Kathy Madison
Lou Wagner ...
Gabe Burton
Detective Brook Murphy
Brian Drillinger ...
District Attorney
Lesley Woods ...
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A magic potion returns artist Vincent Van Gogh back to life and lands him in the center of the Rose Bowl Parade in this oddball comedy. Of course, no one believes who he is and he is startled to discover his popularity after the passage of time. This sets him off on a crusade to steal his paintings back from collectors and sets a detective on his trail. Along the way, he makes friends with an ambulance chasing attorney and a young artist, who gradually begin to believe his claims of identity. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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A century is a long time to wait for your dreams to come true.



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Rated PG-13 for a scene of nudity | See all certifications »


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Fesd újra, Van Gogh!  »

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The Reasons To Hate Or Love This Movie !!

Of course after watching you'll catch yourself wondering : how did THE WAVES bring Vincent from Europe to Hollywood ?!, the girl loved him in a very easy way !!, how on earth he could be that genius as a thief to steal all that paintings of him ?!!, when he went to the auction to claim all of that millions.. That was unbelievably stupid ?!!, and how his sane girlfriend didn't stop him ?!, and what is it with all of that back-projection photography to make us believe that Vincent and his two friends in Paris ?!!, so that shots (from 2 cameras) which the news bulletin of the American T.V aired for Vincent in jail ?!; it was part of the movie's drama not like a news shooting as it meant to be !!.

It looked sometimes like a project of cinema school student with all the faults, video's photography, and that zero budget !!

But the story was beautiful. Also the cover version of (Starry Night) at the opening credits was so good and tender like the performance of all the cast : (David Abbott) was fine as sensitive gentle Vincent with the crazy look lasting in his eyes, (Lisa Waltz) was wonderful although her part gave her nothing to do except loving the man and believing in him ! (Lou Wagner) was that childish in the same way the movie itself was. Actually all of them was pretty amazing and believing the true fantasy of the situation with a smile on their faces as they're telling a story for a kid, and that's the real purpose of this very tiny movie anyway.. To tell a story which's honoring in an unassuming way the memory of (Vincent Van Gogh) and in the same time can learn us good things : how to believe in miracles and not to be that logical all the time (like the detective who loses because of this very reason), love your friend (Vincen here cut off his earlobe as a regret for insulting his friend Paul Gauguin !), have faith in your dreams, high art is not for the rich people only ..whom must ensure sponsorship for the young unknown artistes, and the good message about the late evaluation of the artist and how that wouldn't delay the one's resolution or doubt one's talent (to shoot himself like Vincent). It's a naive, some kind of poor, movie but nice and well–meaning for any child around, including the one inside every person of us.

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