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Sparkler (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  19 March 1999 (USA)
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 »

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References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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Green Is the Color
Written by David E. Russo (as David Russo)
Performed by Angela McCluskey and David E. Russo (as David Russo)
Produced by David E. Russo (as David Russo)
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Nervy and sensitive film observes life's gorgeous little truths and sadnesses
8 July 2003 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

I avoided this movie for the longest time because of the video box, which prominently features Jamie Kennedy and Freddie Prinze Jr. Ugh. However, upon renting it, I was pleasantly surprised. It's actually a unexpectedly entertaining, well-written and acted indie film about a trailer trash chick who dumps her loutish husband and searches for independence. Along the way, she meets up with the before-mentioned teen hearthrobs and acts as a catalyst for their own personal growing experiences. The director imbues his material with a caustic, cynical edge which is refreshingly unique for this type of film, and thankfully prevents it from degenerating into sappy, maudlin Oprah-style "I am woman hear me roar!" melodrama. Park Overall is excellent in the title role, but the real surprise here is Veronica Cartright - who demonstrates more of the comic genius she displayed in "The Witches of Eastwick." Some of her lines had me rolling on the floor.


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