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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

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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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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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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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Sleepin
Written by J. Mason & J. Cairns
Performed by Wiskey Biscuit
Courtesy of Black Dot Recordings
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It Was Good, But Like A T.V. Movie.
12 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is about a middle aged woman, Melba May (Park Overall,) who has big dreams, but is going nowhere. She lives in a trailer, in Nevada, with her husband Flint (Don Harvey.) One night Melba catches Flint with another woman, and leaves him. She decides to go to Vegas to meet up with an old friend from high school, Dottie Delgato (Veronica Cartwright,) who's dreams went where she wanted them. But when Melba finds her, she finds out Dottie's dreams only lasted temporarily.

Back at home, Flint gets a knock on his door, finding out that Melba just won a million dollars. But only Melba can expect it. So Flint goes off to find her, basically to kidnap her, so he can keep the money himself. It was only possible for Melba to get to Vegas by three young agents from Hollywood, off to Vegas to make money. This movie is an okay movie. I'd give it a 7/10, only because I didn't expect much from it. It's better as a movie made for TV.


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