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Stars and Bars

Overview

Though a fine cast was assembled for this comedy, none can save this embarrassingly humorless satire. Henderson Dores Daniel-Day Lewis is a very proper British art expert sent to rural Georgia by his boss to purchase a painting by Renoir. The present owner, hillbilly Loomis Gage Harry Dean Stanton, claims he bought the painting for $500 in France in 1946. Dores offers $10 million, but Gage's scheming son Freeborn Maury Chaykin has made a deal with a rival art dealer for $15 million. Steven Wright plays Dores' ...
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Overview

Though a fine cast was assembled for this comedy, none can save this embarrassingly humorless satire. Henderson Dores Daniel-Day Lewis is a very proper British art expert sent to rural Georgia by his boss to purchase a painting by Renoir. The present owner, hillbilly Loomis Gage Harry Dean Stanton, claims he bought the painting for $500 in France in 1946. Dores offers $10 million, but Gage's scheming son Freeborn Maury Chaykin has made a deal with a rival art dealer for $15 million. Steven Wright plays Dores' business rival Pruitt with his typical deadpan charm, and Joan Cusack and Laurie Metcalf provide romantic interest. Tea and crumpets collide with moonshine and cornbread in this feature, but the results are unpalatable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/1998
  • UPC: 043396650053
  • Original Release: 1988
  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Day-Lewis Henderson Dores
Harry Dean Stanton Loomis Gage
Martha Plimpton Bryant
Matthew Cowles Beckman Gage
Joan Cusack Irene Stein
Maury Chaykin Freeborn Gage
Deirdre O'Connell Shanda Gage
Will Patton Duane Gage
Steven Wright Pruitt
Keith David Teagarden
Laurie Metcalf Melissa
Glenne Headly Cora Gage
Kent Broadhurst Sereno
Rockets Redglare Gint
Spalding Gray Rev. Cardew
Celia Weston Monika
Beatrice Winde Alma-May
Bill Moor Beeby
Sergio Aguirre Small Boy in Canoe
Cameron Arnett Cowboy
Susan Asher Diner
Jim Aycock Father in Canoe
Allison Biggers Hotel Receptionist
Bob Bost Auctioneer
Ingrid Buxbaum Photographer
Randy Cash Diner
Peter Cherevas Hot-Dog Vendor
Scott Allan Christoffel Cavalry Bellman
Lit Conah Lady at Auction
Bill Cummings Waiter
Elaine Falone Waitress
Danny Fendley Bellman
Mark Heffernan Pursuer
Tony Higgins
Mat Hoffman Pursuer
Darlene Jamerson Indian Maiden
J.J. Johnston Doorman
Jeff Lewis Pursuer
Lisa Pastorino Woman in Canoe
Robby Preddy Hotel Receptionist
Raynor Scheine Drunk
David Strathairn Charlie
Bruce Taylor General
Tim Ware Bartender
Technical Credits
Pat O'Connor Director
Lynn Barber Makeup
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Becky Block Art Director, Production Designer
Betty Block Art Director
William Boyd Screenwriter
Michael Bradsell Editor
Risa Bramon Casting
Stuart Craig Production Designer
Jack Cummins Associate Producer, Production Manager
Leslie Dilley Production Designer
Ned Dowd Asst. Director
Billy Hopkins Casting
Anne Kuljian Set Decoration/Design
Sandy Lieberson Producer
Stanley Myers Score Composer
John Pritchett Sound/Sound Designer
Susan Richards Co-producer
George Richie Songwriter
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Sheldon Schrager Executive Producer, Producer
Lonnie Smith Stunts
Sting Songwriter
Norris Wilson Songwriter
Jerzy Zielinski Cinematographer
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