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Gloria (1999)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

John Cassavetes, Steve Antin (screenplay)
6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glorija 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,155,234, 14 March 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sharon Stone (Gloria) previously co-starred with Gena Rowlands, who played Gloria Swenson in Gloria (1980) in The Mighty (1998). 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

Remake of Gloria (1980) See more »

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A San Francisco
Written by G. Hernandez & L.A. Silva
Performed by Chano Martinez Sextet
Courtesy of Tropicana Records
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I refuse to believe that Sidney Lumet directed this.
11 March 2000 | by Rid.XSee all my reviews

Yeah, I realize what it says under the director's credit. But there is no way in hell that I'm gonna believe that the man that gave us "Network", "Dog Day Afternoon", "Running On Empty", and his own quartet of NYPD dramas ("Serpico", "Prince of the City", "Q&A", and "Night Falls on Manhattan") is even associated with this. This is quite possibly the worst mainstream film of '99, in the cozy company of "Bats", "Virus", "She's All That", and (gasp!) "The Haunting", just to name a few.

Where to begin? The script for starters. How the writer managed to completely foul up the original source material is beyond me. Much of everything that comes out of Sharon Stone's mouth is unintentionally funny, especially in one scene where she tells her young companion, "I'm trying to teach you a philosophy of life here!" after telling him opportunities in his future (these include going to a race track, lovemaking, and "chasing a skinny blonde girl with big boobs.")

And while on the subject of Stone, it's roles like this that manage to solidify the claim that maybe, just maybe, her brilliant turn in "Casino" was a fluke. Please Sharon, say it ain't so!

Like other users have mentioned, the film's only saving grace is the car chase. But there's a lot of tedium to get through until the chase scene comes. Then again, why bother?

Avoid. I can't stress this enough.


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