After serving three years in prison covering for her gangster boyfriend, Kevin, Gloria returns to New York City for the money she was promised. Inside Kevin's base of operations, she finds 7 year old Nicky, whose family has been killed.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

John Cassavetes, Steve Antin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Stone ... Gloria
Jean-Luke Figueroa ... Nicky
Jeremy Northam ... Kevin
Cathy Moriarty ... Diane
George C. Scott ... Ruby
Mike Starr ... Sean
Bonnie Bedelia ... Brenda
Barry McEvoy ... Terry
Don Billett Don Billett ... Raymond
Jerry Dean ... Mickey
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... Zach
Teddy Atlas Teddy Atlas ... Ian
Bobby Cannavale ... Jack
Sarita Choudhury ... Angela
Miriam Colon ... Maria
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Storyline

A street-wise, middle-aged moll named Gloria stands up against the mobs, which is complicated by a six-year-old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Taglines:

Gloria. Big mouth. Big attitude. But who knew she had a big heart.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

At the time that the film was made, Bobby Cannavale (Jack Jesus Nunez) was the son-in-law of the director Sidney Lumet. He was married to Lumet's daughter Jenny Lumet from 1994 to 2003. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Gloria checks into the hotel, as she takes her shoes off and washes her feet in the bath tub, her shoe is on the floor then it is on the bed. See more »

Quotes

Kevin: Sean, if you were any dumber, I'd have to water you.
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Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Vengo Cayendo
Written and Performed byLos Pleneros de la 21
Courtesy of Music of the World Ltd.
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A banal but well told story
4 December 2005 | by valadasSee all my reviews

The veteran Sidney Lumet wastes his talent here by presenting us with a well told but banal story of a woman involved with the leader of a criminal gang who accidentally becomes aware that the gang is willing to kill a little boy in order to eliminate a possible undesirable witness and decides then to save the boy at the risk of her own life, initiating a course of hide and run well shown in a sequence of scenes thrilling enough to rivet our attention. However neither Sharon Stone in the role of the woman who develops maternal love for the boy nor Jean-Luke Figueroa in the role of the little boy suddenly orphaned and becoming sentimentally attached to her, are very convincing indeed and that's the weakest part of the movie. The best part of the movie is the acting of George C. Scott another veteran, here in a minor role but showing his great talent every time he appears on screen. A fair movie after all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gloria See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,143,089, 24 January 1999

Gross USA:

$4,197,729

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,197,729
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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