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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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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

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

Down on Carnaby Street
Written by Tito Larriva and Charlie Midnight
Published by Placa Music/Janiceps Music
Performed by Tito & Tarantula (as Tito and Tarantula)
Produced by Tito Larriva
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An odd, frustrating and satisfying ride
9 November 1998 | by labcoatmanSee all my reviews

The three main characters are all hopeless, and yet you only feel sorry for one of them: Ernesto, hopelessly devoted to Mercedes. This was part of the frustration: screaming at Mercedes to get a clue and ditch the no-good Harry, to no avail.

Then there's the satisfaction: Steve Buscemi has a great part as a transvestite, and Harvey Keitel's moving story of his indignity playing a gorilla for a cheap TV movie is incredible. When you least expect it, Quentin Tarintino is doing half a monologue, and Anthony Quinn turns Ernesto into a wealthy man.

Time and again great moments appear in the story, but in the end it's hard to know what to feel about this movie. It doesn't have a happy ending, or even a complete one, but it somehow feels right.

This movie is strange, but then so am I; no wonder I liked it.


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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 »

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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