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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

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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L'oggetto del desiderio  »

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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 Hollywood She-Wolves (1976) See more »

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A Certain Sacrifice
(1985)
Words, Music, Vocals by Jeremy Pattnosh
with Chorus Vocals by Linda Frietag, Gerri Falek, Stephanie Lerman, Naomi Margolin, Miriam Margolin,
Rachel Shapiro, Victoria Chalk & Joan Redleaf
Produced by Mitchell Stuart
Engineered by Ron Greenfield
Re-mixed by Ed Krakaur & Roey Shamir
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Bad video, bad Madonna
2 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film gained notoriety only after Madonna became famous and for a rape scene it contained.

Its a bargain basement film shot on Super8. The male lead seems to have changed as the film continues, maybe because the film was shot over several years. There is a story of sorts but its bad. Madonna has some love slaves, meets a nice boy, gets raped by a weirdo and she and her friends get revenge on the rapist.

There is a script but its lame. The only reason to watch it is because it has Madonna before she became famous.

The makers of the film state that its footage of New York of the late 70s. I says its a way of making a quick buck from Madonna's fame.


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