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The Object of Beauty (1991)

This story is about a ne'er do well and his girlfriend search for a thief.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Malkovich ... Jake
Andie MacDowell ... Tina
Lolita Davidovich ... Joan
Rudi Davies ... Jenny
Joss Ackland ... Mr. Mercer
Bill Paterson ... Victor Swayle
Ricci Harnett ... Steve
Peter Riegert ... Larry
Jack Shepherd ... Mr. Slaughter
Rosemary Martin Rosemary Martin ... Mrs. Doughty
Roger Lloyd Pack ... Frankie (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
Andrew Hawkins Andrew Hawkins ... Gordon
Pip Torrens ... Art Evaluator
Stephen Churchett ... Mr. Mundy
Annie Hayes Annie Hayes ... Housekeeper
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Storyline

American couple Jake and Tina are living in an expensive London hotel way beyond what they can afford. When they were asked to pay the bill, Jake wants to sell Tina's 20.000 pound Henry Moore sculpture, but she is not happy about that. The deaf-mute hotel maid admires the sculpture for its beauty rather than its value. When the sculpture goes missing, the couple start fighting over it... Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

Stylish, selfish and broke. They lost everything and found each other. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Object of Beauty See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,186,392
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Perkins was originally cast to play Joan, but had to drop out due to illness. Lolita Davidovich was eventually cast in her place. See more »

Connections

Edited into Screen Two: The Object of Beauty (1992) See more »

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How did I miss this first time around
30 January 2010 | by GluepackSee all my reviews

Not the usual fare for PPV on Bulsatcom in Bulgaria and, with Malkovich currently appearing every few seconds on CNN, in ads for one of their items about him (I've seen the item and he is sickeningly pretentious), I was in two minds whether or not to use my last (free) token to watch it.

My God! I am glad I did. Malkovich and MacDowell gave superlative performances in a beautifully written, directed and acted piece where even the minor roles combined to make this a masterpiece of story and film. Not just "even" the minor roles, as these were excellent performances by Joss Ackland, Ricci Harnett, Bill Paterson, Roger Lloyd-Pack, etc., etc., yes even the few lines from Pip Torrens as the art evaluator. Rudi Davies was excellent (not sure why we haven't seen anything from her in the last fifteen years).

Well, my free token ran out three minutes before the end. Pity!


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