This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels (Randy Quaid) sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense Hathaway (Madonna) ... See full summary »
This was shot as a student film. Madonna was unknown at the time but demanded she be paid for her work. The director required her to sign a release and paid her 100 dollars for her work. Later when Madonna became successful she tried to ban the movie. The director refused citing the release she signed - -which only arose from her insistence to be paid. See more »
Opening disclaimer: A Certain Sacrifice is a rare piece of music history. Originally shot on Super 8mm in 1979, this film exhibits a raw and intimate experimental film style. Due to the limitations of the original medium, some technical inconsistencies may be apparent. See more »
A Certain Sacrifice
Words, Music, Vocals by Jeremy Pattnosh
with Chorus Vocals by Linda Frietag, Gerri Falek, Stephanie Lerman, Naomi Margolin, Miriam Margolin,
Rachel Shapiro, Victoria Chalk & Joan Redleaf
Produced by Mitchell Stuart
Engineered by Ron Greenfield
Re-mixed by Ed Krakaur & Roey Shamir See more »
out of the era of Rocky Horror Picture show..
this "film" wants to be esoteric, but it fails to succeed. i wouldn't go as far as to say "don't watch it," because i sort of enjoyed it's campy, home-movie style. camera work and sound quality are no better than home movies that were made around the same time--when home video cameras were made available to the public. Interestingly, it seems Madonna has had her faux British accent since she was young. ;-) a large portion of the movie focuses on Madonna's breasts--they are exposed in many scenes throughout the movie. Seems right up her 1980's alley... The music in the flick is terrible and it is evident that Madonna is just a supporting character as none of the music is hers, nor is it her voice.
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