R | | Biography, Drama
The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.
The film has 5 Academy Award-winning actors Benicio Del Toro, Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman and Sam Rockwell and 2 Academy Award-nominees, Dennis Hopper, Willem Dafoe in its cast. Coincidentally, both Gary Oldman, Willem Dafoe and Sam Rockwell were nominated at the 90th Academy Awards where Rockwell and Oldman both won their Academy Awards.
Everybody wants to get on the Van Gogh boat. There's no trip so horrible that someone won't take it. The idea of the unrecognised genius slaving away in a garret is a deliciously foolish one. We must credit the life of Vincent Van Gogh for really ...
As Basquiat walks with Gina for the first time, a woman is seen behind them walking a dog on a retractable leash. Retractable leashes were not available in 1981.
At the very end of the credits, a short clip showing a surfer riding on a wave is displayed. It's very similar to the surfing/wave shots that Basquiat keeps seeing whenever he looks up to the sky during the movie, but it's in full color instead of being blue-tinted.
$83,863 (USA) (11 August 1996)
$2,961,991 (USA) (24 November 1996)
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