The Venice Project 24 years old

In this witty drama, the future of art is examined from two vantage points: the years 1699 and 1999. Roland (Dennis Hopper) is an avant-garde artist in Venice, California whose sister, Countess Camilla Volta (Lauren Bacall), lives on their family's estate in Venice, Italy. Their father, The Viscount (John Wood), is near death, and he announces, to the disappointment of both his offspring, that his home and priceless collection of art have been bequeathed to the Italian government.


The Venice Project Cast

Name Character
Cheech Marin He was 53, now 77 years old as Himself
Linus Roache He was 35, now 59 years old as Count Jacko / Count Giaccomo
Dennis Hopper He was 63, 74 years old when he died as Roland / Salvatore
Lauren Hutton She was 55, now 79 years old as Herself
Lauren Bacall She was 74, 89 years old when she died as Countess Camilla Volta
Steve Martin He was 54, now 78 years old as Himself
Stockard Channing She was 55, now 79 years old as Chandra Chase
Dean Stockwell He was 63, now 87 years old as Senator Campbell
Ben Cross He was 51, now 75 years old as Rudy Mestry / Bishop Orsini
Stuart Townsend He was 26, now 50 years old as Lark / Gippo the Fool
John Wood He was 69, 81 years old when he died as The Viscount
Parker Posey She was 30, now 54 years old as Myra
John Guare He was 61, now 85 years old as Himself
Héctor Babenco He was 53, 70 years old when he died as Danilo Danuzzi

The Venice Project Crew

Name Department
Nicholas Klein as Screenplay. Writing
Robert Dornhelm as Director. He was 51 (now 75) years old Directing
The Venice Project poster
The Venice Project (24 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, September 09, 1999
  • Runtime: 86 minutes