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The Glitter Dome (1984)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Aloysius Mackey
Sgt. Marty Wellborn
Capt. Woofer
Herman Sinclair
Griswold Veals
Lorna Dillman
Billy Kerr ...
William S. Taylor ...
Dusty Morean ...
Christianne Hirt ...
Dixie Seatle ...
Amazing Grace
Dale Wilson ...
Lloyd / Bozeman


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 <>

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


Crime | Drama


R | See all certifications »





Release Date:

18 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade do Crime  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Depravity for sale
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John Lithgow's character, a man who was unable to push away the atrocities he had seen in his work as a cop, was heart-rending tragic. (The scene of an abused little boy whom he had rescued is haunting.) Colleen Dewhurst's character was an odd mix of crustiness, worldliness and a little bit of Mother Teresa, with regard to how she took a runaway teen/porn actress under her wing. Although the movie doesn't address it outright, we suspect that Dewhurst's character was a lesbian. It was interesting to see Willie (played by Margot Kidder), react to being treated like a lady by Garner, after having coming on to him in the S&M manner that she was accustomed to.

No, this movie isn't a great, timeless classic. But I found myself intrigued by the characters and the story. Stuart Margolin directed the movie, acted in it, and also composed music for it. It is interesting to see this versatility from a gentleman who has made a career of playing sleazy slimeballs.

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