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A Certain Sacrifice (1979)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Music | 1985 (USA)
A street-wise teen gets herself in a series of circumstances and mishaps in her meaningless existence.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Pattnosh Jeremy Pattnosh ... Dashiel
Madonna ... Bruna (as Louise Ciccone)
Charles Kurtz Charles Kurtz ... Raymond Hall
Kate Magill Kate Magill ... Susan Porter
Timmy Leight Timmy Leight ... The Landlady
Michael Dane ... Transvestite Slave
Russell O. Lome Russell O. Lome ... Male Slave
Angi Smit Angi Smit ... Female Slave
Joseph Pattnosh Joseph Pattnosh ... Father
Ann Pattnosh Ann Pattnosh ... Mother
John Joseph Pattnosh John Joseph Pattnosh ... Young David
Chuck Varesko ... Narrator
Karl Ludwig Selig Karl Ludwig Selig ... Professor Mann
Ed Krakaur Ed Krakaur ... Learning Center Friend
Charles Daguerre Alvaré Charles Daguerre Alvaré ... Preston Basset (as Charles Daguerre Alvare)
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A street-wise teen gets herself in a series of circumstances and mishaps in her meaningless existence.

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Crime | Drama | Music

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Film debut of Madonna. See more »

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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 »

Connections

References Hard Soap, Hard Soap (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Outside, Inside
(1983)
Words, Music, Performance by Chal Pivic
Lead Vocal by Jeremy Pattnosh
Produced by Ed Krakaur
Engineered by Roey Shamir
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out of the era of Rocky Horror Picture show..
1 July 2005 | by zyrtaniaSee all my reviews

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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