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Sparkler (1997)

R | | 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
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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

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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19 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csillagszóró  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,494 (USA) (2 April 1999)
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Goofs

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's answering machine]
Melba: Hello! It's a beautiful day! There's gonna be a beep, and you talk to it. Okay? And... okay!
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Crazy Credits

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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Sleepin
Written by J. Mason & J. Cairns
Performed by Wiskey Biscuit
Courtesy of Black Dot Recordings
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Inside this "dog" is a good movie trying to get out.
13 July 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Sparkler" is a shoe string indie shot in Vegas which throws a bunch of characters from a low life trucker and his wife to a three young broke guys from L.A. to a stripper to a drag queen, etc. into the plot and then struggles for coherence. Buried in this mess of nonsense is a somewhat sentimental story trying to get out. Unfortunately, the real story, which Overall (the title character) almost brings to life, is buried so deep in a lame production that's for most it will never be realized. It took a lot of patience to sit through this film and in the final analysis the liabilities outweighed the assets.


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