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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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Trivia

In the summer of 1979, Madonna penned a three-page letter to director Stephen Jon Lewicki in response to a newspaper ad seeking a female to play the lead in the film. Later, when photostats of the letter surfaced for public viewing, it struck many as bizarre that at 21 Madonna was already lying about her age, listing her year of birth as 1959 - a year after her actual birthday in 1958 - but in context this makes sense because Lewicki had advertised for a female between 18 and 20. 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 »

Connections

References Vertigo (1958) 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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So bad it's worth seeing (maybe).
24 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

This picture is so terrible that it may actually become an underground cult classic! It can't be judged by normal-movie standards; it has to be seen as a "grab-the-camera-and-start-filming-random-events" kind of experiment - and it fails even as that. Technically, this is the worst movie I've seen since Andy Warhol's "Trash", but "Trash" had Paul Morrissey to redeem it, this has nothing (apart from its short length). (*)


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