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Stars and Bars (1988)

R | | Comedy | 18 March 1988 (USA)
A British art expert travels across America in order to purchase a rare Renoir painting in the South but comes across some crazy characters in the process.

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Henderson Dores (as Daniel Day Lewis)
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Loomis Gage
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Ben Sereno
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Freeborn Gage
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Beckman Gage
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Irene Stein
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Eugene Teagarden
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Reverend T.J. Cardew
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Cora Gage
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Melissa
Bill Moor ...
Edgar Beeby
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Shanda Gage
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Duane Gage
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Bryant
Rockets Redglare ...
Peter Gint
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A British art expert travels across America in order to purchase a rare Renoir painting in the South but comes across some crazy characters in the process. Written by anonymous

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A rejected score was composed by Elmer Bernstein See more »

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Features The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964) See more »

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Indian Love Call
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Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto A. Harbach
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Great cast, bad script, worth watching for the in-jokes
6 September 2000 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

The cast includes Daniel Day Lewis and Joan Cusack, who one thinks could turn out stunning performances with the worst scripts. This isn't the case.

The main reason I actually wanted to watch this movie twice is because of the in-jokes that only Southerners, and Atlantans especially, would get.

In one scene at an Atlanta hotel, the Marriott Marquis was transformed into a parody of another major hotel which once had a "lake" in its lobby, and a long-standing restaurant with an overworked Civil War theme.

I highly recommend seeing this movie at least once if you lived in Atlanta in the 80's. It's also good, I would think, if you've had experience with stubborn patriarchs and traveling art buyers, but that's probably a smaller group.


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