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Madonna: Innocence Lost (1994)

The early years of the entertainer's career are chronicled.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terumi Matthews Terumi Matthews ... Madonna
Wendie Malick ... Camille Barbone
Jeff Yagher ... Paul
Diana Leblanc ... Ruth Novak
Dean Stockwell ... Tony Ciccone
Nigel Bennett ... Bennett
Dominique Briand Dominique Briand ... Toussant
Don Francks ... Jerome Kirkland
Tom Melissis Tom Melissis ... Stu
Christian Vidosa Christian Vidosa ... Emmerich
Rod Wilson ... Mitch Roth
Kenner Ames Kenner Ames ... Donut Manager
Dino Bellisario Dino Bellisario ... Brad Raines
Leo Burns Leo Burns ... Church Usher
Mischke Butler Mischke Butler ... Doo-wop Singer


The early years of the entertainer's career are chronicled.

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The ambition. The price. The truth.


Biography | Drama | Music


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Release Date:

29 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madonna: The Early Years See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Donut manager: In my book, if you fail at donuts, you've failed at life.
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Alternate Versions

Video version has a very brief nude scene of Terumi Matthews (who plays Madonna) that was not shown in the initial televion braodcast. See more »


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Written by Barry Kaplan
Produced by Louis Natale (as Lou Natale)
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Very good made for TV movie
18 July 2004 | by AxelEchohawkSee all my reviews

Actually a very good TV movie. Terumi (love that name) Matthews played Madonna better than Madonna could play herself. I have read several interviews with, and short biographies of Madonna and she truly is a self-made woman. Many beautiful women have tried to sleep their way to the top - and Madonna certainly has a talent for that - but as the movie makes clear that is never enough. Matthews convincingly portrays a girl of immense energy, courage, audacity and talent who by hook or crook is determined to become a star. As Madonna grows into a woman she neither matures in grace nor gratitude but simply becomes even better a using the people around her to get what she wants. Yet she is not simply portrayed as a one-dimensional vampire but as a person deeply scarred by her mother's death and because of her parent's faith Madonna is also deeply angry with God. The movie does not go into Madonna's new found faith as expressed in Jewish Kabbalah mysticism (since it was made in 1994), nor her marriage and children and now children's books. So in that sense there is much more to tell of the Madonna story.

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