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Somebody to Love (1994)

Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.

Director:

Alexandre Rockwell

Writers:

Sergei Bodrov (as Sergey Bodrov), Alexandre Rockwell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosie Perez ... Mercedes
Harvey Keitel ... Harry Harrelson
Anthony Quinn ... Emillio
Michael DeLorenzo ... Ernesto
Steve Buscemi ... Mickey
Stanley Tucci ... George
Gerardo Mejía ... Armando (as Gerardo)
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Nick
Paul Herman ... Pinky
Samuel Fuller ... Sam Silverman
Helena Helena ... Taxi Dancer
Elizabeth Bracco ... Taxi Dancer
Angel Aviles Angel Aviles ... Taxi Dancer
Lorelei Leslie Lorelei Leslie ... Taxi Dancer
Julie Shannon Julie Shannon ... Taxi Dancer
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Storyline

Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alguien a quien amar See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Rockwell does not have a speaking part, but for his fans, this movie will hold some significance. It clearly shows his bandaged left hand after his car accident and reconstructive surgery. He appears in several scenes, and in one, sits gingerly in the back of the truck, protecting his fingers by holding them straight up. See more »


Soundtracks

Christmas with Pizza Again
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Dull and Annoying
12 February 2005 | by VonCouchSee all my reviews

I'm sorry, but this movie is just way to shallow for me. In it, Perez is a taxi dancer with boyfriend Keitel trying to make it as an actress. First of all, what the hell is a taxi dancer? Even after sitting through this, I still don't know. Oh yeah, Perez also inspires DeLorenzo to follow her like a lovesick puppy. There's no reason behind the love, it just kind of happens. There are times when the characters and events really try to pull at your heartstrings, but it rarely works. The only character you really do feel anything for or with is Keitel's character, and that's only because he does such a good job with it. Any other actor and the character would have been just like the others.

The script is basically an uninspired rehashing about how hard it is to make it as an actor/actress. It's been done and said before, the language and dialog sounds like it was written by a street pimp. The ending is...well, I don't want to spoil it. Let's just say it feels unsatisfying. I'd be more upset if the story was any good to begin with. The directing is average with nothing truly wonderful, but nothing that is really painful to watch either. To reiterate the acting, the only one that does anything worth watching is Keitel. Though I could have lived on without seeing him in tiger print bikini underwear.

Oh yeah, Eddie Bunker shows up. As random as that mention is, that's how random it is in the film. And Tarantino does his director buddy a favor by showing up for about 20 seconds.


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