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Gloria (1980)

When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.

Director:

John Cassavetes

Writer:

John Cassavetes
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Carmen ... Jeri Dawn
Tony Knesich Tony Knesich ... 1st Man - Gangster
Gregory Cleghorne Gregory Cleghorne ... Kid in Elevator
Buck Henry ... Jack Dawn
John Adames John Adames ... Phil Dawn
Lupe Garnica Lupe Garnica ... Margarita Vargas
Jessica Castillo Jessica Castillo ... Joan Dawn
Tom Noonan ... 2nd Man - Gangster
Ronald Maccone Ronald Maccone ... 3rd Man - Gangster
George Yudzevich George Yudzevich ... Heavy Set Man
Gena Rowlands ... Gloria Swenson
Gary Howard Klar Gary Howard Klar ... Irish Cop (as Gary Klar)
William E. Rice William E. Rice ... TV Newscaster
Frank Belgiorno Frank Belgiorno ... Riverside Drive Man #5
J.C. Quinn ... Riverside Drive Man #4
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Storyline

A bookkeeper for the NYC mob, Jack Dawn and his family are about to be killed, because he'd been keeping a copy of their records. Right before the hit, Jack's wife asks neighbour, Gloria Svenson to look after their 6-year old son, Phil, and his teenage sister. Though the sister runs back and is killed with the rest of the family, Phil's safe with Gloria - a former mob girl. Now older, but just as tough, she doesn't want any problems, but she knows the mob won't stop till they get the book, and kill the boy. Reluctantly, she becomes his guardian. The pair go on the run, as the mob chases them throughout the city. Written by Huggo

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She attempted to beat the mob at their own game. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filmed in 1979. See more »

Goofs

When Phil boards the train, the shot has been reversed, as evidenced by backwards lettering on the signs on the train and the platform. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Swenson: You let a WOMAN beat ya, huh?
[yelling at mobsters in the subway as she and the boy are escaping]
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Connections

Remade as Gloria (1999) See more »

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Gena Rowlands, Goddess of the cinema
10 December 2002 | by cxa-1See all my reviews

The perfomance of Gena Rowlands is one of the best acting efforts I've ever seen. She's so amazing and credible that still thrill me. She should have won the Oscar. Also, it is remarkable the Bill Conti's score, as well as many of the dialogs. I highly reccomend this movie to all movie-goers.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Summer Night See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,767, 5 October 1980

Gross USA:

$4,059,673

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,059,673
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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