Plot & Details
Director Alain Zaloum cowrote the screenplay of Canvas: The Fine Art of Crime with Brenda Newman. Gary Busey plays Ossie Decker, an aspiring artist with a genius for forgery. Decker goes to work for mob functionary John Rhys-Davies, the better to pay off a debt of honor owed by Decker's brother. He involves himself in a scheme to steal rare paintings, then palm off phonies as the genuine article. Eventually wearying of ripping off the art-loving public-and having nearly lost his life on at least one occasion--Decker wants out. But by now, he has painted himself into a dangerously tight corner.
- Genre(s): Action
- Run Time: 94min.
- Director(s): Alain Zaloum
- Keywords: art-gallery,artist,bad-guy,betrayal,criminal,gangster,going-straight,good-guy,killing,life-choices,organized-crime,owner,rescue,robbery,sibling