Gallery of Fools: The True Story of a Celebrated Manhattan Art Theft
After returning from a vacation in California with his wife and family, Jerome Tuccille is reluctantly drawn into a crime involving the theft of ... Show synopsis After returning from a vacation in California with his wife and family, Jerome Tuccille is reluctantly drawn into a crime involving the theft of priceless paintings from a Manhattan art gallery, perpetrated by his mobster cousin (who has entangled Tuccille's own father in the theft), and escapes at the end only by the grace of a benevolent diety. In June 2007, one of the paintings, Monet's Nympheas, sold at auction in London for $36 million. Tuccille tries to find redemption in a quixotic political campaign when he runs for governor of New York, only to have his life unravel before his eyes in a way he could not have forseen. The failure of his campaign and the arrest of members of his family for their involvement in the crime lead to near financial ruin and the destruction of his marriage. In the end, he gets back on his feet, reunites with his wife, and finds his way back onto a path toward personal and spiritual redemption.