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Incognito (1997)

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Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for five hundred thousand dollars. The girl he meets and gets into bed with, in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an art ... See full summary »

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John Badham

Writer:

Jordan Katz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Patric ... Harry Donovan
Irène Jacob ... Prof. Marieke van den Broeck
Thomas Lockyer Thomas Lockyer ... Alastair Davies
Ian Richardson ... Turley (prosecutor)
Simon Chandler ... Iain Ill
Pip Torrens ... White (defense attorney)
Michael Cochrane ... Deeks
Rod Steiger ... Milton A. Donovan
Togo Igawa ... Agachi
Joseph Blatchley Joseph Blatchley ... Prof. Scheerding
Paul Brennen ... Det. Sgt. Steed
Olivier Pierre Olivier Pierre ... Lecuyer
Peter Gale Peter Gale ... Westerbrook
David Marrick David Marrick ... Bright
Dudley Sutton ... Halifax / Offul
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Storyline

Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for five hundred thousand dollars. The girl he meets and gets into bed with, in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an art expert, who Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.

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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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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Incógnito See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 think the garbageman ain't in it for the money? 'Cause he sure as hell ain't in it for the garbage.
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Referenced in An Interview with John Ottman (2002) See more »

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1 October 1998 | by JimFKSee all my reviews

A bit of a pleasant surprise (considering its lack of theatrical release in the NY area), Incognito is a fairly involving drama/thriller involving a disturbed artist who's gotten so entangled in the underworld of art forgery he's never formed an identity of his own...he does a great Rembrandt, but Irene Jacob spots it as a fake, which both infuriates and attracts him...a murder occurs and the pursuit is on, with him trying to clear his name and trying to become a "real" artist...Patric is a little too brooding and pouty, making him hard to like for much of the film (C. Sheen or J. Depp could make him a much more sympathetic "bad" boy), but beautiful location work (widescreen, too -- I saw the laserdisc -- on video it's probably a mess) and the lovely & talented Ms. Jacob make it a surprisingly unique experience...check it out.


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