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The Glitter Dome (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  18 November 1984 (USA)
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Al Mackey and Marty are homicide cops in Hollywood and hot on the trail of the murderer of a movie mogul that was moonlighting by making child porno pictures. Willie is one of several ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Sgt. Aloysius Mackey
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Willie
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Sgt. Marty Wellborn
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Capt. Woofer
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Herman Sinclair
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Griswold Veals
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Lorna Dillman
Alex Diakun ...
Weasel
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Ferret
William S. Taylor ...
Hand
Dusty Morean ...
Phipps
Christianne Hirt ...
Jill
Tom McBeath ...
Farrell
Dixie Seatle ...
Amazing Grace
Dale Wilson ...
Lloyd / Bozeman
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Al Mackey and Marty are homicide cops in Hollywood and hot on the trail of the murderer of a movie mogul that was moonlighting by making child porno pictures. Willie is one of several suspects with motive, opportunity and the evil means to carry out this act. A medal should be in order instead of being arrested. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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It's tough to make a killing in Hollywood . . . it's even tougher to solve one See more »

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Crime | Drama

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18 November 1984 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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"The Glitter Dome" of the film and source novel's title refers to a glamorous Hollywood bar where the story's Hollywood cops, who work at the Hollywood Police Division, hang-out. "The Glitter Dome" also functions as a slang reference to and metaphor for Hollywood. In the movie, "The Glitter Dome" is also slangly dubbed a "pig pen", 'pig' being a slang word for a 'cop' and 'pen' literally meaning an enclosure for muddy pigs (as with the literal meaning of a pigpen); alas "pig-pen" is a dirty place for off-duty policemen. See more »

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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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21 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great book, and the casting(except Margot Kidder) seems pretty good. What in the heck happened? I would guess this was Stuart Margolin's first and last directing job. To think that John Lithgow actually had to go thru with this makes you appreciate him all the more. Clearly he got his over-acting out of his system with this woofer. Joe Wambaugh should get this film re-done by someone competent, it'd be an academy award winner. I'd like to see that movie, avoid this one at all costs, unless you are a fan of the morbidly unwatchable. And if you are a fan of that, watch a Bush speech instead. Bigger laughs, and bigger tears.


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