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Fake (2011)

Daniel Jakor is one of the most prolific and successful artists the world has never heard of. Struggling to sell his own art, he soon finds his true genius lies not in the creation of his ... See full summary »

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Gregory W. Friedle (as Greg Friedle)

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Gregory W. Friedle (as Greg Friedle)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Loggia ... Seamus White
Fisher Stevens ... Tom Kozinski
Blanche Baker ... Mrs. Needham
Jill Flint ... Kelly Monaghan
Gabriel Mann ... Daniel Jakor
David Thornton ... Tay Murphy
Robert Clohessy ... Patrick White
Rachael Robbins ... Emily Lane
Erika Smith ... Daniel's Mother
Alan Altschuler ... Philip Glass
Allegra Cohen ... News Anchor
Keith Collins ... Darren
Charles Grady ... Charlie
Dawn Landino Dawn Landino ... FBI Agent
Greg Nutcher ... Art
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Daniel Jakor is one of the most prolific and successful artists the world has never heard of. Struggling to sell his own art, he soon finds his true genius lies not in the creation of his own work but in the forgery of the great masters that have come before him- artists like Picasso, Monet, Degas and Renoir. And with the help of a Tay Murphy, corrupt gallery owner in Boston, Daniel soon learns the intricacies of the art world as he becomes a true master himself. But Tay's life is spiraling out of control and his personal demons have brought him to the edge where he hangs on by a thread. Indebted to the mob for more than he can possibly pay back, Tay gets Daniel roped into working for Seamus White, the head of the Irish "family" in New England and an avid art collector. As Seamus's schemes become bolder and bolder, not only pushing the boundaries of Daniel's ability but the limits of forgery itself, there is only one person who can track him down and bring him home...his ex-fiancée ... Written by Greg Friedle

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which is better, the fake or original
6 February 2020 | by norpatrinidadSee all my reviews

Good depiction of the world of art forgery. I worked managing artists for many years, and one in particular did restoration and replicas for numerous museums. Though not a forger themselves, they knew the business and described it pretty much as the movie shows. The former head of the Met estimated that up to 50% of the world's famous paintings are fake.

Acting was excellent, especially liked Thorton as the drunk art dealer and Stevens as the FBI agent. The ending was the only thing that didn't totally work for me. It could have been sussed out more, but it was all and all an enjoyable movie that I'm glad to have watched.


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May 2011 (USA) See more »

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