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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

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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

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Melba's earrings disappear and reappear between shots at the end of the movie. 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 »

Connections

References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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11th Street
Written by C. Stephens & C. Brothers
Performed by Ted Passing Out
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it sucks that probably no one will ever know about this
22 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're reading this,I advise you to go out and rent this,RIGHT NOW.I cant believe this didn't win any major awards,hello,Oscars,you there?I wont tell you the plot,because many people have told it several times.But I'll tell you that this movie gets to you.At first you don't think it'll be anything,but it sneaks up on you!It's just sad that it's so unheard of.This movie is so good,guys.Go see it.

And if you don't like the actors,you should kick yourself right now,because they are all of AMAZING talent.I wish people would stop underrating FPJ.He's really an ABOVE AVERAGE actor,and it makes me sad that people don't see it.People probably think that because of some of his other roles(which any actor would appear bad in).But,he's genuinely a very good actor.

And no one takes Jamie Kennedy seriously either,yet,he too actually has TALENT.Please,rent this and watch all of these actors with an opportunity to spread their wings.They're all wonderful.This movie is very touching.Rent it.Now.


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