The Impostors is a comedy that features music, deception and a generous side of laughter. Maurice (Oliver Platt) and Arthur (Stanley Tucci) are a pair of two-bit con men, always on the lookout for their next big break. A series of misunderstandings, coupled with a healthy dose of alcohol, have them on the run from well-respected Shakespearean actor Sir Jeremy Burtom (Alfred Molina). The pair find asylum in a crate and manage to avoid any trouble with the law. While they sleep, the box is loaded onto a cruise ship. The passengers on the ship represent a broad cross-section of society, including a suicidal singer by the name of Happy Franks (Steve Buscemi), the bomb building first mate Voltri (Tony Shaloub), and an openly gay tennis pro Mr. Sparks (Billy Connolly). Stanley Tucci wrote and directed this 1998 jewel, which is intended as a tribute to the 1930s style of comedic pictures.