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Sparkler (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  19 March 1999 (USA)
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Melba is a Californian trailer-park girl who is said to look for three kings by a phone psychic, and when she meets three guys - Trent, Brad and Joel traveling to Las Vegas, she decides ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Melba May
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Dottie Delgato
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Flint
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Trent
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Joel
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Brad
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Ed
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Sherri
Sheila Tousey ...
Hurricane
Gloria LeRoy ...
Maxine
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Announcer
Jack Wallace ...
Jesse
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Raspy
Bunny Summers ...
Eager Old Lady
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Wanda
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Storyline

Melba is a Californian trailer-park girl who is said to look for three kings by a phone psychic, and when she meets three guys - Trent, Brad and Joel traveling to Las Vegas, she decides they are those kings and joins them on a trip. In Vegas she meets her old high school pal Dottie. Written by Anonymous

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If you can't live someplace nice, the next best thing is to live on the way

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csillagszóró  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,370 (USA) (19 March 1999)

Gross:

$5,494 (USA) (2 April 1999)
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In the strip club, Ed and Flint get into a fight. Just before Flint dives off the stage at Ed, you can see that he is not wearing his ball cap. However, when he lands on Ed and starts choking her, you can see he is wearing it again. See more »

Quotes

Melba: I'm looking for an old friend of mine.
Old Lady: What's her name?
Melba: Dottie Delgato.
Old Lady: Dottie? Well, they all seemed to be named Dottie these days. Dottie, Tammy, Crystal, Vanna - Oh, that's a big one now! Did she have a stage name?
Melba: At the Tropicana I believe they called her Lady Luck.
Old Lady: Lady Luck? That's original. Did, uh, did she play with feathers?
Melba: I don't think so.
Old Lady: Appliances?
Melba: Not to my knowledge. I do believe she did things with a baton.
Old Lady: Oh! Oh, yeah, yeah! Lady Luck, loves to fuck!
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During the end credits, they play Flint's answering machine messages to Melba telling her to get him out of jail. See more »

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References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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Ocean
Written by J. Mason & J. Cairns
Performed by Wiskey Biscuit
Courtesy of Black Dot Recordings
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Great performances in an original, funny, & touching film.
29 September 1998 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Good balance of older character actresses shining alongside some of Hollywood's rising young male stars. This comedy/drama will appeal to arthouse audiences as well as the "Scream" crowd who get to see their pin-up boys (Jamie Kennedy, Freddie Prinze Jr.) shine in roles with a little more meat than their slasher flick appearances have allowed. Park Overall and Veronica Cartwright are phenomenal (Cartwright's two years of Emmy nominations in '97 & '98 are no fluke - she can do anything). Very good movie that will appeal to all types.


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