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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Giancana
... Phyllis McGuire
... Butch Blasi
... Tony Accardo
Louis Del Grande ... Chuckie English
... Christine McGuire (as Deborah Duchêne)
... Dorothy McGuire (as Larissa Lapchinski)
Christopher Barry ... Photographer
Richard Blackburn ... Police captain
Amanda Blitz ... Annette Giancana
Renessa Blitz ... Francine Giancana
Kelly Bodanis ... Doris
Valerie Boyce ... Showgirl
Bob Clout ... Mr. McGuire
... 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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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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25 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Der Pate und das Showgirl  »

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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 »

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Sh-Boom
Written by James Keyes, Claude Feaster, Carl Feaster, Floyd McRae,
James Edwards
Produced and Arranged by Sidney James
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music
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Good fact-based film
10 September 2006 | by See 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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