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Basquiat

Painter-turned-moviemaker Julian Schnabel ("Before Night Falls") depicts the life of his friend and fellow creator Jean-Michel Basquiat. Discovered while a graffiti artist in New York's East Village, the young Basquiat skyrockets across the 1980s art scene and gets caught in the temptations of celebrity, falling prey to the usual suspects: bad love and bad drugs. Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Parker Posey and Lili Taylor also star, with many cameo hipsters at the gallery openings.

Story by: Michael Holman

Written by: Julian Schnabel

Directed by: Julian Schnabel

Duration: 107 mins

Genre: Drama

Advisories: Adult Content, Adult Language, Mild Violence

Rating: R

Audio Format: English/Spanish, Stereo

Video Format: Closed Captioning, HDTV

ActorCharacter
Jeffrey Wright Jean Michael Basquiat
David Bowie Andy Warhol
Christopher Walken The Interviewer
Claire Forlani Gina Cardinale
Courtney Love Big Pink
Parker Posey Mary Boone
Tatum O'Neal Cynthia Kruger
Dennis Hopper Bruno Bischofberger
Gary Oldman Albert Milo
Michael Wincott Rene Ricard
Benicio Del Toro Benny Dalmau
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