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A Certain Sacrifice (1985)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 1985 (USA)
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
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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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Crime | Drama

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1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'oggetto del desiderio  »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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Film debut of Madonna. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Soundtracks

No Funny Stuff
(1985)
Music and Performance by John O. Senior, Marc Goodman & Nancy Kimmins
Produced by John O. Senior
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BADDONNA
18 January 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This 'low budget' movie is awful in every way. The sound is awful and the picture ain't all that great. I'm sure Madonna has been dreading the day when this thing gets dug up from it's grave I mean who saw it the first time round? No one maybe. This obviously wasn't meant for a commercial cinematic release, but I reckon I can make home movies better than this. The plot requires a surprisingly innocent looking Madonna playing a young dominatrix (WHAT??? MADONNA???!!!), who is raped in some toilet at a diner. She gets the attacker back by getting her friends to perform satanic sexual acts on him. Madonna stripped off, flaunted her body and did everything that she did again later on circa 1990-1992 and beyond. History repeats itself I guess. It showed that Madonna really didn't have any natural talent for acting itself and should have stayed away from it in the future.


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