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A Certain Sacrifice (1985)

Unrated  |   |  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

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 ...
...
Transvestite Slave
Russell O. Lome ...
Male Slave
Angi Smit ...
Female Slave
Joseph Pattnosh ...
Father
Ann Pattnosh ...
Mother
John Joseph Pattnosh ...
Young David
...
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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L'oggetto del desiderio  »

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This was shot as a student film. Madonna was unknown at the time but demanded she be paid for her work. The director required her to sign a release and paid her 100 dollars for her work. Later when Madonna became successful she tried to ban the movie. The director refused citing the release she signed - -which only arose from her insistence to be paid. 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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Featured in Madonna: Exposed (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Girl, My Princess
(1985)
Words, Music, Performance by Jeremy Pattnosh
Produced & Engineered by Rod Kohn
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A Certain Sacrifice- If only it were sacrificed
16 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is Madonna's film debut according to the DVD cover- And if she was the only one to ever be involved in film again, justice was almost served. This movie is terrible- from the talentless acting, a worthless script, horrible sound, and poor quality of the film in general, you will definitely want your hour back (which is how long this movie really is, although it seems like eternity) There is only one somewhat cool part of this whole movie, and that is the song at the climax. The 20 year-old Madonna shows a bit of flesh, but who hasn't seen her breasts by now? As magnificent as they may be, it's hardly worth sitting through this- skip right to the end, enjoy the song, and save yourself the other 55 minutes of suffering through the rest of the movie


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