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Gia (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  31 January 1998 (USA)
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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 from AIDS at age 26.

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T.J.
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Stephanie - Model
Louis Giambalvo ...
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Bruce Cooper
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Mike Mansfield
Edmund Genest ...
Francesco (as Edmond Genest)
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Holly Baker ...
Emergency Room Nurse
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Disco Doorman Tony
Rick Batalla ...
Hispanic Stylist Phillipe
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Hood #2
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Hood #3 (as Julio Dolce Vita)
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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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fashion | model | death | 1970s | aids | See more »

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

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Biography | Drama

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NC-17 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 January 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is mentioned in the opening crawl of the Star Wars parody Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007). Mila Kunis, who plays one of the younger versions of Gia, is a voiceover actress on "Family Guy" (1999). See more »

Goofs

When young Gia writes in her journal, she's right-handed. But older Gia is a lefty. See more »

Quotes

Kathleen Carangi: Know that old joke, how can you tell when a junkie's lying? Her lips are moving? It's not funny.
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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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Soundtracks

The Killing Moon
Written by Will Sergeant (as William Alfred Sergeant), Les Pattinson (as Leslie Thomas Pattinson),
Pete DeFreitas & Ian McCulloch
Performed by Echo & The Bunnymen
Courtesy of Sire Records/Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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What happens when the prettiest girl of all grows up?
23 April 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A tremendous biography of a supermodel, Gia Carangi. Her beauty graced magazines profusely in the late 70's. She knew as a little girl just how attractive she was. Her short life dealt with defiance of authority, lesbianism, love/hate relationships, drug addiction and AIDS.

Angelina Jolie was excellent as Gia. Her profanity, nudity and lesbian love scenes scorch the screen. Ranking among the best on film. Also in this eye opener is Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl and Faye Dunaway.

With all the violence, nudity and profanity; can not believe this is rated R instead of X. But I am not complaining. This is a tragic story about a complicated life. A very interesting bio.


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