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Sugartime (1995)

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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John N. Smith
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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) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally aired on HBO. See more »

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The same cars keep passing in the background during the desert gas-station scenes. See more »

Soundtracks

Sugartime
Written by Charlie Phillips and Odis 'Pop' Echols (as Odis Echols)
Produced and Arranged by Sidney James
Courtesy of Peer Music
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Good fact-based film
10 September 2006 | by nixxnutzSee all my reviews

The real Sam Giancana was short, bald, old, and ugly. In my idealistic 20s I couldn't understand what Phyllis McGuire saw in him. If he had looked more like John Turturro, it would have made sense. Now, in my cynical 70s, I can see it was the butterscotch Cadillac convertible and probably a few other baubles, plus the seductive allure of being the mob boss's girl. Why didn't they use recordings of the real McGuire Sisters? They were pretty good singers, much better than whoever dubbed the songs in this movie. Still, the film is interesting because all these details didn't come out until long after the trio's stardom had faded.


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