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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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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

Mariah Carey started shopping her film idea to studios in 1997. She started writing songs for the soundtrack before it got a green light. Carey admits that when the project was approved in 2000, she found songs for the movie that she'd written and forgotten about. She was only supposed to do six songs, but many collaborations with producers, writers, and artists, including Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Rick James, led to her writing the entire soundtrack. She also worked on a song with Prince, but they missed the deadline. See more »

Goofs

When Billie sings "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" on stage for the first time, the microphone cord wrapped around her hand and arm, and her hands on the microphone pole change position in every shot. See more »

Quotes

[after seeing Sylk's lip synched performance which featured Billie's voice]
Dice: Man, Sylk. That was amazing.
Sylk: Really? Did you like it?
Dice: I had no idea you could blow like that.
[Sylk puts her arms around Dice]
Sylk: [suggestively] I didn't know you were so interested in how good I could blow.
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Connections

References 90210: Zero Tolerance (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Worse than you've heard
11 August 2003 | by jcorpuz@ucsd.eduSee all my reviews

I don't know how many of you have ACTUALLY seen this movie but I recently rented it out of morbid curiousty and a sadistic love of BAD cinema (and of course making fun of it)... and I did give it an honest chance. I really did, and no less than 3 minutes into the movie I was convinced it was going to be a bomb... there's too much to complain about here, from the faux artistic shots and film techniques meant to give the film some false "class", to the insane gaping void of chemistry between the main lovebirds, to the comic relief that is not funny and is unnecesary since there was no drama or romance, to the numerous long, long shots of things that either didn't matter or didn't need to be shown for the 700th time... I kid you not this is a really awful movie... only the most inept movie fan or an insanely die hard Mariah Carey fan could ignore the gaping holes in plot, directions, style, and acting that Glitter presents. However if you enjoy watching movies and going all MST3K on them, then by all means rip on this one. It deserves all the insults you can muster.


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