The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.

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Cast

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T.J.
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Stephanie - Model
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Bruce Cooper
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Mike Mansfield
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Francesco (as Edmond Genest)
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Holly Baker ...
Emergency Room Nurse
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Disco Doorman Tony
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Hispanic Stylist Phillipe
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Hood #2
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Hood #3 (as Julio Dolce Vita)
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Storyline

When Gia Carangi first arrives in New York City, she's a beautiful drop-out from Philadelphia brashly bursting through the closed doors of top modeling agent Wilhelmina Cooper. Gia's electrifying personality and potent sexuality soon find their way onto the covers of America's top-selling magazines. But being loved by the world isn't the same as being love by one - an unfulfilled desire that can take Gia dangerous places. And for a beautiful woman, one slip could lead to an untimely and terrifying downfall. Written by HBO Home Video

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Too beautiful to die. Too wild to live. See more »


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Rated R for graphic depiction of drug abuse, strong sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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31 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Anatomie d'un top model  »

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Trivia

Janice Dickinson claims she co-wrote this movie (during 2015 Celebrity Big Brother UK) See more »

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The letter "G" that Gia carves on the receptionist's desk. See more »

Quotes

Joseph Carangi: No matter how screwed up our lives may be, we gotta take care of our children.
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Film ends with the following poem: ...heaven on earth back again into under far in between through it in it and above... From the journal of GIA MARIE CARANGI 1960-1986 See more »

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Referenced in Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) See more »

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Will She Stay?
Written by Terence Blanchard
Vocalization by Jeanie Bryson
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Tour de force for Angelina and Mercedes
1 December 2002 | by (Hollywood, ca) – See all my reviews

This movie is your typical "How deviant sex and drugs ruined a successful person's life" films we typically get out of television (shades of the Hayes office!). However, Angelina manages to do what many actors fail to do: take a basically unsympathetic character and make you feel sorry for her. I think the role of Mercedes Rhuel has also not been emphasized enough. Throughout the entire film she presented a highly sympathetic, charismatic persona as the mother who could not quick kick her gosling out of the nest. Gia was not a product of the times--she and others like her were the times.


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