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Sugar Town (1999)

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Unimpassioned look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jade Gordon ...
Gwen
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Clive
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Nick
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Jonesy
Larry Klein ...
Burt
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Carl
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Kate
Marion Moseley ...
In Utero Baby
Veronica Nommenson ...
Violet
Elena Nommenson ...
Rose
Amelia Nommenson ...
Daisy
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Liz
Nicholas Walker ...
Masseuse
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Eva
Jeffrey McDonald ...
Kevin (as Jeff McDonald)
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Unimpassioned look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries to steal her boy friend who is a music producer by offering sexual favors. The producer meanwhile is trying to orchestrate a comeback for a former glam band played by Michael Des Barres (of Power Station fame), John Taylor (from Duran Duran), and Martin Kemp (from Spandau Ballet). Rosanna Arquette plays the former movie star wife of the lead singer, who is fretting because she has just been offered the role as the mother of one of the new ingenious. Beverly D'Angelo also shows up as a millionairess who agrees to bankroll the group, but only if she gets a roll in the hay with the lead singer. All of the career problems, including drug proclivity, are represented in this film. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for strong language, some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,668 (USA) (17 September 1999)

Gross:

$177,840 (USA) (12 November 1999)
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Liz (Ally Sheedy) is seen reading a book written by "Dr. Kurt Voss, Ph.D." Kurt Voss co-wrote and directed the film. See more »

Soundtracks

The Lonely Stars
Written and Performed by Simon Bonney
(vocal and instrumental versions)
Published by Mute Song Ltd.
Courtesy of Mute Records
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Loved it -- loads of fun and some deep moments, too
21 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie was so much fun. It boasted an incredible cast -- Roseanna Arquette, Michael Des Barres, Beverly D'Angelo, John Doe, Lumi Cavazos, Ally Sheedy, John Taylor of Duran Duran, etc. It gave an inside peek into the lives of mostly has-been rock stars who are still struggling to create and, in some cases, survive. Various stories are interwoven throughout the film and the sweetest and most believable was that of John Doe's character and his family. I found the last scene between him and his wife incredibly touching. Michael Des Barres was scintillating and hilarious, as usual. His scenes with Bjou Philips and Beverly D'Angelo were priceless. Lumi Cavazos was sexy as hell and Richmond Arquette about broke my heart. Great film. Great sets, too -- I wondered if the homes actually belonged to the actors. Ally Sheedy's just looked so lived in and real. I did wonder why she would hire the gal Roseanna Arquette's character recommended -- but I'll say no more. See the movie and have fun!


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