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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.

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Jeri Dawn
Tony Knesich ...
1st Man - Gangster
Gregory Cleghorne ...
Kid in Elevator
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Jack Dawn
John Adames ...
Phil Dawn
Lupe Garnica ...
Margarita Vargas
Jessica Castillo ...
Joan Dawn
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2nd Man - Gangster
Ronald Maccone ...
3rd Man - Gangster
George Yudzevich ...
Heavy Set Man
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Gloria Swenson
Gary Howard Klar ...
Irish Cop (as Gary Klar)
William E. Rice ...
TV Newscaster
Frank Belgiorno ...
Riverside Drive Man #5
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Riverside Drive Man #4
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Riverside Drive Man #7
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Riverside Drive Man #8
Harry Madsen ...
Riverside Drive Man #6
Shanton Granger ...
Car Flip Cabbie
John Pavelko ...
Bank Teller
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Assistant Bank Manager (as Raymond Baker)
Ross Charap ...
Ron - Vault
Irvin Graham ...
Clerk - Adams Hotel
Michael Proscia ...
Uncle Joe
T.S. Rosenbaum ...
Desk Clerk - Star Hotel
Santos Morales ...
N.Y. Cemetery Cabbie
Meta Shaw Stevens ...
Hostess (as Meta Shaw)
Marilyn Putnam ...
Waitress
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Frank
Gaetano Lisi ...
Mister
Richard M. Kaye ...
Penn Station Hood #3
Steve Lefkowitz ...
Penn Station Hood #5
George Poidomani ...
Penn Station Hood #4
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Broadway Bartender
Asa Adil Qawee ...
E. 104th Street Cab Driver
Vincent Pecorella ...
Boy in Bitch Mother's Apt
Iris Fernandez ...
Bitch Mother #1
Jade Bari ...
Bitch Mother #2
David Resnick ...
Subway Person #2
Thomas J. Buckman ...
Man in Newark Station
Joe Dabenigno ...
Man in Newark Station
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Bellman
John M. Sefakis ...
Greek Cashier
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Sill
Walter Dukes ...
Newark Cabbie
Janet Ruben ...
Lincoln Tunnel Cabbie
Ferruccio Hrvatin ...
Aldo
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Guillermo D'Antoni
Basilio Franchina ...
Tony Tanzini
Carl Levy ...
Milt Cohen
Warren Selvaggi ...
Pat Donovan
Nathan Seril ...
The Baron
Vladimir Drazenovic ...
Tonti
Edward Jacobs ...
Desk Clerk - Newark Hotel
Brad Johnston ...
1st Traveler
Jerry Jaffe ...
Pittsburgh Cabbie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maja Niles ...
Tourist (uncredited)
Jerry Schram ...
Bank Customer (uncredited)
Filomena Spagnuolo ...
Old Lady (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Cassavetes

Written by

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John Cassavetes ... (written by)

Produced by

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Stephen F. Kesten ... associate producer (as Steve Kesten)
Sam Shaw ... producer

Music by

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Bill Conti

Cinematography by

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Fred Schuler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George C. Villaseñor

Editorial Department

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Lori Blounstein ... assistant editor (as Lori Bloustein)

Casting By

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Vic Ramos

Art Direction by

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Rene D'Auriac

Set Decoration by

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John Godfrey

Costume Design by

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Peggy Farrell
Emanuel Ungaro

Makeup Department

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Vincent Callaghan ... makeup artist (as Vince Callahan)
Verne Caruso ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Stephen F. Kesten ... production manager (as Steve Kesten)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Penney Finkelman Cox ... dga trainee (as Penny Finkleman)
Tom Fritz ... second assistant director
Michael Haley ... first assistant director (as Mike Haley)
Gaetano Lisi ... second unit director

Art Department

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Romare Bearden ... paintings
William Lucek ... chargeman scenic (as Bill Lucek)
Walter Stocklin ... property master (as Wally Stocklin)
Dave Weinman ... leadman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Wayne Artman ... re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert ... re-recording mixer
Jeff Bushelman ... sound effects
Stan Gordon ... sound
Jack C. Jacobsen ... sound mixer
Michael Jiron ... re-recording mixer
Dennis Maitland ... sound mixer (as Dennis Maitland Sr.)
Tod A. Maitland ... boom operator (as Tod Maitland)
James Perdue ... sound recordist
Daniel Rosenblum ... sound recordist (as Danny Rosenblum)
Pat Somerset ... sound effects

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Connie Brink ... special effects
Al Griswold ... special effects (as Al Griswald)
Ron Ottesen ... special effects

Stunts

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Victoria Vanderkloot ... stunt double
Sonny Landham ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Harry Madsen ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Alex Stevens ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lou Barlia ... camera operator
Ricki-Ellen Brooke ... second assistant camera
Sandy Brooke ... first assistant camera
Jessica Burstein ... still photographer
Ken Connors ... best boy
Adger W. Cowans ... still photographer (as Adger Cowan)
Craig DiBona ... camera operator b
Russell Engels ... gaffer (as Rusty Engels)
Dennis Gamiello ... key grip
Peter Garbarini ... aerial photographer (as Peter Gabarini)
John Mazzoni ... dolly grip
Tom Volpe ... best boy
Tom Kerwick ... grip (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Robert Paone ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marilyn Putnam ... wardrobe

Location Management

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James E. Foote ... location manager (as Jim Foote)

Music Department

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Cliff Kohlweck ... music editor (as Clifford C. Kohlweck)
Tony Ortega ... musician: saxophone
Tommy Tedesco ... musician: guitar
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer
Bill Conti ... conductor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Nancy Hopton ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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James Giblin ... transportation captain (as Jim Giblin)
Robert Buckman ... driver (uncredited)
Thomas Buckman ... driver (uncredited)
Richard Holston ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Kate Barker ... assistant: John Cassavetes
Chip Cronkite ... production assistant
Eileen Eichenstein ... production office coordinator
Robert Fieldsteel ... assistant to producer
Elizabeth Gazzara ... production assistant (as Liz Gazzara)
Ann Guerin ... publicist
Susan Hoffman ... auditor
Richard M. Kaye ... dialogue coach (as Richard Kaye)
John Kullers ... field man (as John 'Red' Kullers)
Harvey Portee ... production assistant
Gary Shapiro ... special project coordinator Columbia Pictures
Sam Shaw ... title designer
Jed Weaver ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines She attempted to beat the mob at their own game. See more »
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Also Known As
  • One Summer Night (United States)
  • Glòria (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Glória (Portugal)
  • Γκλόρια (Greece)
  • Gloria, die Gangsterbraut (West Germany)
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Runtime
  • 123 min
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Trivia John Cassavetes rounded up actual gangsters and various criminals for the scene in Tony Tanzini (Basilio Franchina)'s apartment. Cassavetes solicited their opinions about the realism of the scene. One professional hit man got into an argument with Cassavetes about how the scene would have really taken place if he were in that situation. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Why Would I Lie?, Terror Train, Gloria, Private Benjamin (1980). See more »
Quotes Phil Dawn: You're my mother. You're my father. You're my mother. You're my whole family. You're even my friend, Gloria. You're my girlfriend too.
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