Hot Dogs for Gauguin

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Hot Dogs for Gauguin
Directed by Martin Brest
Written by Martin Brest
Starring Danny DeVito
Cinematography Jacques Haitkin
Edited by Martin Brest
Release date
Running time
22 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972) is a short film written and directed by Martin Brest, then a film student at New York University. The comedy features Danny DeVito in his film debut.[1]


In the film, DeVito plays a down-on-his-luck photographer determined to capture visual magic and fame. He concocts an intricate plot to blow up the Statue of Liberty and sets his camera to record the exact moment of its destruction.


In 2009, it was one of 25 films selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress to "be preserved as cultural, artistic and/or historical treasures."[2][3]

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