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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 ...
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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 Nurse Sherri (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Outside, Inside
(1983)
Words, Music, Performance by Chal Pivic
Lead Vocal by Jeremy Pattnosh
Produced by Ed Krakaur
Engineered by Roey Shamir
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out of the era of Rocky Horror Picture show..
1 July 2005 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

this "film" wants to be esoteric, but it fails to succeed. i wouldn't go as far as to say "don't watch it," because i sort of enjoyed it's campy, home-movie style. camera work and sound quality are no better than home movies that were made around the same time--when home video cameras were made available to the public. Interestingly, it seems Madonna has had her faux British accent since she was young. ;-) a large portion of the movie focuses on Madonna's breasts--they are exposed in many scenes throughout the movie. Seems right up her 1980's alley... The music in the flick is terrible and it is evident that Madonna is just a supporting character as none of the music is hers, nor is it her voice.


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