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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:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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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

Primera de la Noche
Written by Tito Larriva
Published by Placa Music
Performed by Tito & Tarantula (as Tito and Tarantula)
Produced by Tito Larriva
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Innovative and often somber tale of 3 lonely characters
4 November 1999 | by erokaSee all my reviews

I didn't really mean to watch it. I really stumbled over it, saw Keitel's name and thought "This must be interesting!". And Keitel, as usual, doesn't fail you. Surprisingly, Perez does very well on her own, and the cute ex-Kid from Fame Michael DeLorenzo is really good, in a role that demands that he doesn't know how to dance... Ironic, considering he was one of the lead dancers in that 80's series. Anyway, these 3 characters go through the he-loves-her-who-loves-another routine, through very unusual twist or events (for one - a Hollywood rich producer has a car accident right after Perez has left Keitel's house - well, he threw her out - and after making Perez think that he IS the dream she always waited for - that rich guy dies on her - is that a normal plot-driving scene or what?)and quite a few "moments", as the Biscuit from Aly Mcbeal's would say. This is one to watch, just so you really get into the very thought provoking scenes. I recommend this for every movie lover. It's not an action flick, it's not a normal washy-washy picture either. It's a harsh look at people's despair and how in the end, when all the chips are down, we are left to deal with things on our own... Tarantino and Rockwell went on to do Four Rooms, yet another psycho fun-and-deep black comedy. Take that out as long as you're in the video store.


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