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The Next Big Thing (2001)

A painter who finds success (and true love) after a pickpocket steals one of his works, gives it a false authorship and promotes the imaginary artist to instant success so he can cash in on his ill-gotten gains.

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Cast

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Gus Bishop
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Deech Scumble
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Kate Crowley
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Florence Rubin
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Walter Sznitken
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Arthur Pomposello
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Shari Lampkin
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Roger
Dechen Thurman ...
Damian Spire
John Seitz ...
Mr. Chesick
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Trish Kane
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Museum Director (as Ed Hyland)
Gerta Grunen ...
Bernice Chesick
Samia Shoaib ...
Varda Abromowitz
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Mr. Willard
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Storyline

Starving artist Gus Bishop can't even give away his paintings. But a fictitious Geoffrey Buonardi, with the same paintings and an inventive back story, can become the darling of the art world. How long can Gus Bishop perpetrate the scam and remain in the shadows while his legendary alter ego basks in the spotlight as The Next Big Thing? Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

8 November 2001 (USA)  »

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A Arte do Engano  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Soundtracks

The Whole World Walking By
Written by Pete Surdoval (as Peter Surdoval)
Performed by Pete Surdoval (as Peter Surdoval), Al Gross and Pat Casey
Published by Red Engine Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of MasterSource Music Catalog, Inc.
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A middle of the heap romcom
18 May 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

A typical starving artist (Eigeman) is unable to sell his paintings until a scam artist creates a mysterious identity for him and proves that one can find wealth and true love through fraud as his art becomes "The Next Big Thing". There is as little to praise and there is to fault in this easy-going B romcom now on cable. An okay time killer for couch potatoes. (C+)

Note - Farley Granger, 50's heart-throb, makes a rare appearance in this film.


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