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Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... Sam Giancana
Mary-Louise Parker ... Phyllis McGuire
Elias Koteas ... Butch Blasi
Maury Chaykin ... Tony Accardo
Louis Del Grande Louis Del Grande ... Chuckie English
Deborah Duchene ... Christine McGuire (as Deborah Duchêne)
Larissa Laskin ... Dorothy McGuire (as Larissa Lapchinski)
Christopher Barry Christopher Barry ... Photographer
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Police captain
Amanda Blitz Amanda Blitz ... Annette Giancana
Renessa Blitz Renessa Blitz ... Francine Giancana
Kelly Bodanis Kelly Bodanis ... Doris
Valerie Boyce Valerie Boyce ... Showgirl
Bob Clout Bob Clout ... Mr. McGuire
Stuart Clow ... Vince Inserra
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Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra. Written by Duncan Shine <Shine@Telecall.Co.Uk>

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based on book | See All (1) »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Pate und das Showgirl See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Production Co:

HBO Films,Pacific Western See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally aired on HBO. See more »

Goofs

When Sam and Phyllis drive to Palm Springs, a wide shot as they head across the desert shows that the driver side taillight is out. When the arrive at the motel, both taillights are working. See more »

Soundtracks

You Do Something to Me
Written by Cole Porter
Produced and Arranged by Sidney James
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music
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If you like mobster films, don't miss this.
23 July 1999 | by LofASee all my reviews

John Turturro and Mary-Louise Parker portray in fine fashion a mobster and his 60s pop-singer girlfriend. One can only speculate as to the factual accuracy of this insightful film about Sam Giancana and Phyllis McGuire. However, the film's repeated images of mobster brutality juxtaposed with a love story is chilling. This is a central theme in most mobster-genre movies, but it's not worn out here. "Sugartime" is one of the best of its genre.


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