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Glam (1997)

NC-17 | | Drama | 8 May 1998 (USA)
Traveling from the backwoods to Los Angeles to visit his cousin, a writer discovers a world of sex, drugs, crime and violence revolving around a beautiful young woman and her mobster boyfriend.

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Josh Evans
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William McNamara ... Sonny Daye
Frank Whaley ... Franky Syde
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Vanessa Mason
Valérie Kaprisky ... Treasure
Tony Danza ... Sid Dalgren
Lou Cutell ... Sandy Silver
Thomas D. Adelman Thomas D. Adelman ... Bud Silver
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Joleen Lemon
Robert DoQui ... Don Mallon
Muriel Lynne Muriel Lynne ... Grandma
Billye Ree Wallace Billye Ree Wallace ... Bobo (as Billye Ree Williams)
Ricky Trammell Ricky Trammell ... Genty
Jon Cryer ... Jimmy Pells
Ali MacGraw ... Lynn Travers
Jorge Dallinger Jorge Dallinger ... Pool Attendant
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Traveling from the backwoods to Los Angeles to visit his cousin, a writer discovers a world of sex, drugs, crime and violence revolving around a beautiful young woman and her mobster boyfriend.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for a scene of explicit sexuality and some sexual dialogue | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangster Glam See more »

Filming Locations:

Azusa, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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German post-techno band Mouse on Mars was originally assigned to soundtrack the film, but producer Josh Evans dismissed their contribution claiming it was too "uncommercial". The rejected material resurfaced later as a standalone album, to positive reviews. See more »

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Not all, a life glamorous

Glam is one of the most original and warped films I've ever seen. Bizarre is another word to describe it. And those words I've just used to describe it, are all in a good way. This little known film is one you should see just once, and you be the judge. Judging this one, from the preview I saw in the late 90's, it's better than I thought it would be. If you can get beyond or under the trashy facade of this film, you'll see the points and realities it's trying to make, in the cutthroat world of Hollywood. Sonny Day (Mcnamara) who weakly spouts one word in the whole of the movie, goes to L.A. to stay with his cousin (Frank Whaley whose performance is truly hypnotic) after granny carks it. Seeing Sonny is a gifted writer, Whaley introduces him to a few Hollywood execs, financiers, one a mobster guy, boxer, and woman beater (Tony Danza). Mcnamara and Whaley's girlfriend (Natasha Gregson Wagner) make a connection, even before he meets her, it woulds seem, just like it's fate. When Danza, you can imagine what happens, but it's not the bloody ending, you imagine it to be. The film has surprisingly, "better than you expect" performances by all, one you'll recognize, being Cryer as a real gay boy. Even Breathless's Valerie Kaprisky pops up in this as Whaley's new ambiguous found love. Ali Macgraw also makes a brief appearance, near the end of the film. Glam is inventive, funny, a little bloody, with a lot of repeated dialogue, line after line, at breakneck pace. I think people fail to realize, the movie harbors the real truth about Hollywood, and how they operate, and if you can see through this, the film really pays off. People sadly just don't see that, thinking of it as just trash, the same way you'd see Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas. The story to Glam has just been told in an ingeniuc if at times, intriguingly annoying way. See it for yourself, Unforgettably beautiful score.


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