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Svengali (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  9 March 1983 (USA)
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An old singer coaches a young woman whom he believes will be the next singing sensation. As she starts off with her career, their bond gets stronger.

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Zoe Alexander
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Eve Swiss
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Johnny Rainbow
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Trish
Barbara Bryne ...
Mrs. Burns-Rizzo
Ron Weyand ...
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Mendy Weindenbaum (as Robin Thomas)
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Abbot Renfrew
Madeleine Potter ...
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Leslie
Vera Mayer ...
Gizella
Stuart Charno ...
Boomer
Peter Boruchowitz ...
Chris
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Ben
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An old singer coaches a young woman whom he believes will be the next singing sensation. As she starts off with her career, their bond gets stronger.

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La ragazza e il professore  »

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Anton Bosnyak: Tonight, we will not have a lesson. From now on, I would like to work just once a week.
Zoe Alexander: Why?
Anton Bosnyak: Well... you're at a very good condition now, and... I need a rest.
Zoe Alexander: Well, you've worked harder than I have.
Anton Bosnyak: The young usually don't notice these things.
Zoe Alexander: Not so young. Twenty-two.
Anton Bosnyak: Hehe. Poor old lady.
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Version of Svengali (1931) See more »

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One Dream at a Time
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
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What a Waste!
14 February 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Most of the people that have seen it, will not have anything bad to say about the performances of the leading actors. Yet, it is obvious that Foster cannot sing, and that O'Toole is being Bela Lugosi, the star of the early Dracula films.

Nevertheless, it is not their fault if in the late seventies they were asked to star in such a tremendously average and weak movie about a young rock star in the making whose mentor is a tough Hungarian and former musical star. Eventually, the 50 year old becomes romantically involved with the 22 year old, and I hate the way in all these movies in the end they actually do 'make it' as they say in the film, but there is never just a strong admiration or platonic love. It would have kept O'Toole's character interesting, before it too crumbles down and becomes a sad little human being.

Anyways, it's free on youtube somewhere so check it out there, though mind you, you could be bored to hell with, particularly every time O'Toole is away from the action.


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