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Glam (1997)

NC-17 | | Drama | 8 May 1998 (USA)
Traveling from the backwoods to Los Angeles to visit his cousin, a writer discovers a world of sex, drugs, crime and violence revolving around a beautiful young woman and her mobster boyfriend.


Josh Evans

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Cast overview, first billed only:
William McNamara ... Sonny Daye
Frank Whaley ... Franky Syde
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Vanessa Mason
Valérie Kaprisky ... Treasure
Tony Danza ... Sid Dalgren
Lou Cutell ... Sandy Silver
Thomas D. Adelman Thomas D. Adelman ... Bud Silver
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Joleen Lemon
Robert DoQui ... Don Mallon
Muriel Lynne Muriel Lynne ... Grandma
Billye Ree Wallace Billye Ree Wallace ... Bobo (as Billye Ree Williams)
Ricky Trammell Ricky Trammell ... Genty
Jon Cryer ... Jimmy Pells
Ali MacGraw ... Lynn Travers
Jorge Dallinger Jorge Dallinger ... Pool Attendant


Traveling from the backwoods to Los Angeles to visit his cousin, a writer discovers a world of sex, drugs, crime and violence revolving around a beautiful young woman and her mobster boyfriend.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for a scene of explicit sexuality and some sexual dialogue | See all certifications »






Release Date:

8 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangster Glam See more »

Filming Locations:

Azusa, California, USA

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German post-techno band Mouse on Mars was originally assigned to soundtrack the film, but producer Josh Evans dismissed their contribution claiming it was too "uncommercial". The rejected material resurfaced later as a standalone album, to positive reviews. See more »

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What was this supposed to be?
22 June 2001 | by GMeanieSee all my reviews

If anyone who has seen this movie has any idea what on earth this was then please post a comment because I am absolutely baffled. 'Glam' is the most incomprehensible trash that I have ever seen.

The only thing that I can think of is that the director wanted to criticize Hollywood for its lack of spirituality. But if you were to make a movie of this theme, would you make it like this?? I hope not. Sex, offensive language, drug use, violence. This would be the Natural Born Killers approach to wallow in the things that you claim to be criticizing. I got the feeling that the strippers scene was added for no other reason than that the director wanted an NC-17.

The movie itself is painful. The direction is terrible. The use of brash colors makes the film hard to look at. Yet the worst is the characters who are mostly a bunch of strange pathetic retards who just wont shut up. All they do is talk talk talk, to themselves mostly, repeating themselves over and over until you just want to throw a brick through your TV just to make them shut up. It did seem to be dreadfully acted, but seeing as I have no idea about what the director wanted to do with this film, perhaps I shouldn't be so quick to judge. Maybe they put in the years best performances as annoying, loud mouth, deliberate bad actors, in movie made to make you think it had a point. See the film, and you'll realize that is a lot more plausible than you might have thought - but then again, for god's sake don't see the film!

Without a doubt, the worst film I have ever seen. Tony Danza - what happened to you sunshine?

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