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Glitter (2001)

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A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

Director:

Vondie Curtis-Hall (as Vondie Curtis Hall)

Writers:

Cheryl L. West (story), Kate Lanier (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariah Carey ... Billie Frank
Max Beesley ... Julian Dice
Da Brat ... Louise
Tia Texada ... Roxanne
Valarie Pettiford ... Lillian Frank
Ann Magnuson ... Kelly
Terrence Howard ... Timothy Walker
Dorian Harewood ... Guy Richardson
Grant Nickalls ... Jack Bridges
Eric Benét ... Rafael
Padma Lakshmi ... Sylk
Don Ackerman ... Peter
Ed Sahely Ed Sahely ... Francois
Carmen Wong Carmen Wong ... Rose
James Allodi ... Video Director
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Storyline

Billie Frank is a shy, young multiracial girl who is sent away by her alcoholic mother at a very early age. At an orphanage, she befriends Louise and Roxanne. Flash forward to 1983. Billie and her friends are spotted by a record producer, Timothy Walker, who wants them to sing backup for his latest pop-music discovery. But when super DJ Julian Dice hears Billie's incredible voice, he makes a shady deal with Timothy to get her out of that dead-end situation. Soon, Billie and Dice are making hits inside the studio, and falling in love outside of it. Eventually, the pressure of her newfound celebrity puts too heavy a strain on Billie, forcing her to decide what it is she really wants from Dice, and what she wants for herself. Written by Anonymous

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In music she found her dream, her love, herself See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality, language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All That Glitters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,414,596, 23 September 2001

Gross USA:

$4,274,407

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,271,666
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original cut of the film ran at two-and-a-half-hours. The music, as noted by the director Vondie Curtis Hall, was what made the editing process so difficult and protracted. See more »

Goofs

When Dice talks to Billie about his future as her producer, a drink is in his hand. He takes a sip, and lays it down in a position on his chest where any liquid in the cup would have spilled out. Then he keeps drinking, as if there still was liquid in the cup. See more »

Quotes

Billie: [looking at her plate of escargot in a fancy restaurant] So somebody went all the way to France for this?
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Referenced in Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) See more »

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All My Life
Written by Rick James
Produced by Mariah Carey and Rick James
Performed by Mariah Carey
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Oh the pain.... Mariah believes she is Streisand in A Star is Born
9 October 2002 | by kolchak25See all my reviews

This movie was so bad I could not even finish watching it. The acting is atrocious, the script full of cliches, and Mariah's wardrobe is used either as an attempt to call attention away from her bad acting, or to audition for a layout in a men's magazine. As the movie has been on a movie channel, I did end up watching the entire thing - although I had to do it in bits and pieces to retain my sanity.

There are many scenes that are totally pointless and last all of thirty seconds. One of the best, ie worst, is when she and Dice walk into the suite of the record company, the business men say you've got a contract, and champagne glasses are raised - end scene. That is literally the scene and actually probably doesn't even last twenty seconds. There is no extra dialogue or any other action - walk in, "you got the contract", "I'll drink to that", scenes over. It is the type of writing I did when I was in junior high.

This is a bad, bad film. The more I think about it, there are many similarities between this film and "A Star is Born". Geez, Mariah probably thought she would be the next Barbara Streisand. I can't wait to see Mariah's interpretation of "Yentl".


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