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Big Time (1989)

Fran is a fashion model who regards modeling as an empty profession and yearns to become a serious actress, Michael is successful investment banker and the man who supports Fran, and Paul ... See full summary »

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... Fran
... Michael
... Paul
... Ted
... Diane
Alexander Chirkov ... Andre
Valentina Gitten ... Interpreter
Penny Allen ... Acting Teacher
... Umberto (as Gus Johnson)
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Fran is a fashion model who regards modeling as an empty profession and yearns to become a serious actress, Michael is successful investment banker and the man who supports Fran, and Paul commercial cameraman/photographer who is Michael's friend and Fran's lover.

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Edited into American Playhouse: Big Time (1989) See more »

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Sheriff
Written by Ray Lemieux
Performed by The Heretix
Courtesy of Monolyth Records
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Fans of Mia Sara, this is the place!
24 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

For Mia Sara admirers, this movie is the best exhibition of her beauty and talents of anything she's done. Her lead role gives her plenty of screen time and acting range, and you'll actually feel as if you've gotten to know her a little. In the DVD featurette, director Egleson explains this interesting little made-for-TV pic about a love triangle set in Manhattan in the late 80's: 1.)It was made for PBS's "American Playhouse" series 2.) It was based on a play by Keith Reddin 3.)It draws heavily from Jean Luc Godard's "Contempt" (1963). Ms. Sara plays a beautiful young fashion model/actress who gradually gains her own sense of identity in the tumult of TWO more or less abusive relationships. Adrian Pasdar and Dennis Boutsikaris are fine as the two boyfriends, more insecure than they are bad. Among the many surprising things about this movie are a haunting orchestral music score by (apparently) Pat Metheny, and the appearance of the artist Jean Michel Basquiat as a homeless graffiti artist. Some may find the privileged characters superficial, but overall I highly recommend this earnest film - it deals with fidelity, impermanence, the making of film, the meaning of art, political commitment, and much else that you wouldn't expect to find from the Netflix blurb! And Ms. Sara's stirring beauty and fine acting leave you a bit wistful, wishing she had done more like this....


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