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Wings of Fame (1990)

A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an ... See full summary »

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Otakar Votocek
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Cesar Valentin
Colin Firth ... Brian Smith
Marie Trintignant ... Bianca
Andréa Ferréol ... Theresa
Robert Stephens ... Merrick
Ellen Umlauf ... Aristida
Maria Becker ... Dr. Frisch
Walter Gotell ... Receptionist
Gottfried John ... Zlatogorski
Michiel Romeyn ... Baldesari
Nicolas Chagrin Nicolas Chagrin ... Delgado
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ... Head Waiter
Mark Tandy ... Composer
Dagmar Schwarz Dagmar Schwarz ... Beate
Phil Warnett Phil Warnett
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A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an accident. Next, they both find themselves in after-life, where souls of all famous people are gathered. Written by Anonymous

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If you think life is strange, wait till you see what comes next.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

R
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Quotes

Cesar Valentin: You don't know why you killed me? I don't think I like having been killed for no reason, and so you will think of one. *Now*
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Soundtracks

L'amour partira demain
Written by Jean-François Fréret, Serge Perathoner & Jannick Top
Performed by Marie Trintignant
Courtesy of Ariola Records
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Without giving anything away...
17 June 1999 | by Mr.BigSee all my reviews

This movie deals with the subject of fame and legacy in a hauntingly surreal fashion.

Though relatively unknown (and under celebrated) it truly is a masterpiece, and should be seen by everyone who is, was, or ever wished they could be "famous".


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1990 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A hírnév szárnyán See more »

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First Floor Features See more »
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Dolby Stereo

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