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The Glitter Dome (1984)

In this seedy neo-noire tale, two Hollywood homicide cops investigating a movie mogul's murder stumble upon a child-pornography ring.

Director:

Stuart Margolin

Writers:

Stanley Kallis, Joseph Wambaugh (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Sgt. Aloysius 'Al' Mackey
Margot Kidder ... Willie
John Lithgow ... Sgt. Martin 'Marty' Wellborn
John Marley ... Capt. Woofer
Stuart Margolin ... Herman Sinclair
Paul Koslo ... Griswold Veals
Colleen Dewhurst ... Lorna Dillman
Alex Diakun ... Weasel
Billy Kerr Billy Kerr ... Ferret
William S. Taylor ... Hand
Dusty Morean Dusty Morean ... Phipps
Christianne Hirt ... Jill
Tom McBeath ... Farrell
Dixie Seatle Dixie Seatle ... Amazing Grace
Dale Wilson ... Lloyd / Bozeman
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Storyline

Disillusioned quippy alcoholic, Al Mackey, and emotionally distraught family man, Marty Wellborn, are homicide cops in Hollywood hot on the trail of the murderer of a movie mogul who was moonlighting by making child porno pictures. While Marty deals with his failed marriage and a snitch turned surrogate son he's put in danger, Mackey focuses on the case and his main woman of interest, in more ways than one, becomes a feisty actress called Willie, one of several suspects with motive, opportunity and the evil means to carry out this act. The investigation takes the police duo straight into the viper's pit that is the city's seedy underbelly, and the real question quickly becomes would a medal be in order for the killer instead of being arrested. The movie's title refers to the name of the bar where Mackey spends his evenings. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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HOLLYWOOD. Where little children are dying . . . to be stars. See more »


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Trivia

Despite being a TV movie, which premiered on HBO in the US, the film was released theatrically in Australia and the UK. See more »

Quotes

Willie: I'm not the girl you met at the party. I'm really not.
Sgt. Aloysius Mackey: I didn't bring any handcuffs.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to Suzy Cream Cheese See more »

Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut by 10 seconds for an "18" rating. See more »

Connections

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Highly Entertaining
26 May 2005 | by fowlerusmcSee all my reviews

James Garner and John Lithgow shine in this classic as detective sergeants Mackey and Wellborn. I thoroughly enjoyed Garner's character's reaction as a staid old-fashioned sort of cop interacting with extremely sexually liberated Willie played by Margot Kidder. Stuart Margolin's direction gives this film a sort of "Rockford Files" feel. The ending is sad and predictable with Wellborn's (Lithgow) inability to depersonalize the crimes he investigates. But there are some entertaining moments like in Colleen Dewhurst's great scene in which her character, Lorna Dillman, proves herself incapable of the crime. Simply priceless.

If you like Garner and Lithgow, you'll love this one!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade do Crime See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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