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The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gia Carangi
... Linda
... T.J.
... Stephanie - Model
... Joe Carangi
... Bruce Cooper
... Mike Mansfield
Edmund Genest ... Francesco (as Edmond Genest)
... Kathleen Carangi
... Wilhelmina Cooper
Holly Baker ... Emergency Room Nurse
... Disco Doorman Tony
... Hispanic Stylist Phillipe
... Hood #2
... Hood #3 (as Julio Dolce Vita)
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When Gia Carangi first arrives in New York City, she's a beautiful drop-out from Philadelphia brashly bursting through the closed doors of top modeling agent Wilhelmina Cooper. Gia's electrifying personality and potent sexuality soon find their way onto the covers of America's top-selling magazines. But being loved by the world isn't the same as being love by one - an unfulfilled desire that can take Gia dangerous places. And for a beautiful woman, one slip could lead to an untimely and terrifying downfall. Written by HBO Home Video

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Based on the tragic life and times of America's first supermodel. See more »


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Rated R for graphic depiction of drug abuse, strong sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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31 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Gia: Femme de rêve  »

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Janice Dickinson claims she co-wrote this movie (during 2015 Celebrity Big Brother UK) See more »

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When young Gia writes in her journal, she's right-handed. But older Gia is a lefty. See more »

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Gia Carangi: It's not about you. It's not you that they're looking at. It's not about you. I'm on top of that. I understand that.
Wilhemina Cooper: Oh, honey that's good, I'm so glad about that.
Gia Carangi: Because, if you let it be about you, then you're screwed, you know? So you have to stay separate from what's happening and you have to be somewhere else. But I don't know where that somewhere else is, you know? Or how to do that.
Wilhemina Cooper: Honey, you can do whatever you want right now.
Gia Carangi: Yeah, but what is it that I want? What do I want?
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Film ends with the following poem: ...heaven on earth back again into under far in between through it in it and above... From the journal of GIA MARIE CARANGI 1960-1986 See more »

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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Dancing With Myself
Written by Tony James & Billy Idol (as William A. Broad)
Performed by Billy Idol
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, a division of EMI
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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Give Ms. Jolie a decent script.... and watch out.....
12 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Angelina Jolie has slogged her way through so much mediocre material, I can't even begin to understand how she has kept her love for acting. But it's undeniable... her talent and spirit are bottomless, and she could be a superstar if given the right movie role. 'Foxfire' wasn't it. 'Hackers' was a mess. And 'Gia' is well-intentioned exploitation at best. (I love sex scenes between women as much as the next guy, but the movie goes a little overboard..... there's a fine line between character growth and the Spice Channel, apparently.) A decent biography, I guess, and Jolie does as much as possible with the limited script. But if there's any justice in this world, Jolie will be in the Hollywood elite soon, rather than toiling away on hedonistic HBO works.


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