R | | Biography, Drama
The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.
Chris Rock was considered for the role of Basquiat. According to Rock, he was not interested in the role because, at the time, he did not know who Basquiat was.
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When Basquiat goes to look at the basement studio, he leaves the house in his pajamas and robe. When he arrives at the studio he is wearing a different shirt under the robe.
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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