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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
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

In the opening scene with Mercedes (Rosie Perez) and Emillio (Anthony Quinn), a poster for In The Soup (1992) can be seen, which is a movie that Alexandre Rockwell directed. 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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Sam Fuller is the best part
16 March 2009 | by Kenn-15See all my reviews

Yes, it's an okay film, somewhat formulaic (as some reviewers have pointed out) and well-acted (as other reviewers have pointed out). The real gem here, for people in the know, is the cameo by the late, great director Sam Fuller, as a man injured in a car accident (which has virtually nothing to do with the main plot). Fuller is totally himself, as he rants his way through all of his complaints about Hollywood, in his own inimitable style. It's great having him on screen and those who may know the man's films (including THE BIG RED ONE, SHOCK CORRIDOR, THE NAKED KISS, STEEL HELMET, 40 GUNS, and many others) will enjoy seeing the man behind the camera -- one of the great Hollywood personalities.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Somebody to Love See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,343, 29 September 1996

Gross USA:

$18,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,112
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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