Stars and Bars (1988)





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In this comedy a stuffy British art expert travels deep into the American South to buy a rare Renoir from a hillbilly family.
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Columbia Pictures Corporation


Daniel Day-Lewis
as Henderson Dores
Matthew Cowles
as Beckman
Joan Cusack
as Irene
Laurie Metcalf
as Melissa
Maury Chaykin
as Freeborn
Keith David
as Teagarden
Spalding Gray
as Rev. Cardew
Glenne Headly
as Cora Gage
Bill Moor
as Beeby
Deirdre O'Connell
as Shanda Gage
Will Patton
as Duane Gage
Celia Weston
as Monika
Beatrice Winde
as Alma-May
Steven Wright
as Pruitt
Sergio Aguirre
as Small Boy in Canoe
Bruce Taylor
as General
Susan Asher
as Diner
Lit Connah
as Lady at Auction
J.J. Johnston
as Doorman
Peter Cherevas
as Hot Dog Vendor
Bob Bost
as Auctioneer
Ingrid Buxbaum
as Photographer
Tim Ware
as Bartender
Darlene Jamerson
as Indian Maiden
Danny Fendley
as Bellman
Lit Conah
as Lady at Auction
Scott Allan Christoffel
as Cavalry Bellman
Elaine Falone
as Waitress
Bill Cummings
as Waiter
Lisa Pastorino
as Woman in Canoe
Mat Hoffman
as Pursuer
Jeff Lewis
as Pursuer #1
Matt Hoffman
as Pursuer #2
Mark Heffernan
as Pursuer #3
Robby Preddy
as Hotel Receptionist
Allison Biggers
as Hotel Receptionist
Randy Cash
as Diner #1
Jim Aycock
as Father in Canoe
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Critic Reviews for Stars and Bars

All Critics (1)

Works as a portrait of how one man forges a new personality while some terrible things are happening to him.

Full Review… | August 28, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Stars and Bars

When American producers saw Daniel Day-Lewis, they brought him over here with a huge contract and gave him a comedy script. He is brilliant, with microscopic precision, as in everything, and the movie does kind of linger in your memory, but the script is so very bad that he never did a comedy again. You should not miss his other comedy, though: Eversmile, New Jersey--deserves to be a noted classic, and isn't even listed on this site. You can get VHS tapes of it on ebay, though.

Kevin Orlin Johnson
Kevin Orlin Johnson

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