Real Life (1984)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this British romance, a lively London lad decides to create a little excitement by dreaming up a convincing story involving the theft of a Rembrandt; he then tells the story to a local newspaper. According to the imaginative imp, the painting was stolen by a motely gang who worked for a powerful South African guerilla leader. Unfortunately for the boy, there is a real Rembrandt thief about, and he is out to get the boy before his lies end up getting the crook captured. Meanwhile, the boy is in love with a pretty girl, about whom he frequently fantasizes. He does get together with the girl for a while, but the she jilts him. Fortunately, by the story's end, the crook is captured, she returns, and happiness ensues.

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art-theft, boy-who-cried-wolf, fantasy, on-the-run, reality, life