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A Certain Sacrifice (1985)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  1985 (USA)
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A street-wise teen gets herself in a series of circumstances and mishaps in her meaningless existence.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Pattnosh ...
Dashiel
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Bruna (as Louise Ciccone)
Charles Kurtz ...
Raymond Hall
Kate Magill ...
Susan Porter
Timmy Leight ...
The Landlady
Michael Dane ...
Transvestite Slave
Russell O. Lome ...
Male Slave
Angi Smit ...
Female Slave
Joseph Pattnosh ...
Father
Ann Pattnosh ...
Mother
John Joseph Pattnosh ...
Young David
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Narrator
Karl Ludwig Selig ...
Professor Mann
Ed Krakaur ...
Learning Center Friend
Charles Daguerre Alvaré ...
Preston Basset (as Charles Daguerre Alvare)
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A street-wise teen gets herself in a series of circumstances and mishaps in her meaningless existence.

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Film debut of Madonna. See more »

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Opening disclaimer: A Certain Sacrifice is a rare piece of music history. Originally shot on Super 8mm in 1979, this film exhibits a raw and intimate experimental film style. Due to the limitations of the original medium, some technical inconsistencies may be apparent. See more »

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References Blonde Fire (1978) See more »

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Family of Lovers
(1985)
Words, Music, Performance by Ed Krakaur
Produced by Ed Krakaur
Engineered by Roey Shamir
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it ain't THAT bad
25 December 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Everyone knows the story behind this movie... made long before it's star - the one and only Madonna - was a star and it promptly went nowhere. When Madonna exploded into the world of stardom this movie was dusted off by its maker and released on video - no surprise there. Madonna was none too happy about it - no surprise there either. In a nut-shell, this is a no budget, indie, artsy flick in which Madonna's character is gang-raped and then wreaks a bloody revenge on her attackers.   This film is almost always seen as completely atrocious... that Madonna's acting was something beyond terrible... and that the whole thing is just a piece of garbage. But let me tell you - I have seen a zillion independent, no budget, artsy,   rape/revenge flicks and "A Certain Sacrifice" isn't much worse than any other. In fact, it might even be better than some I've seen... not much better, mind you, but it can hold it's head high as not the worst of the genre. It's no "I Spit On Your Grave," (which, actually, is probably the best in the rape/revenge genre of horror) but it ain't THAT bad.


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