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Sparkler (1997)

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Melba is a Californian trailer-park girl who is said to look for three kings by a phone psychic, and when she meets three guys - Trent, Brad and Joel traveling to Las Vegas, she decides ... See full summary »

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Darren Stein
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The series, based off of the 1999 film of the same name, features a clique whose world is turned upside down by an accidental killing at a bachelorette party.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Park Overall ... Melba May
Veronica Cartwright ... Dottie Delgato
Don Harvey ... Flint
Jamie Kennedy ... Trent
Steven Petrarca ... Joel
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Brad
Sandy Martin ... Ed
Grace Zabriskie ... Sherri
Sheila Tousey Sheila Tousey ... Hurricane
Gloria LeRoy Gloria LeRoy ... Maxine
Glenn Shadix ... Announcer
Jack Wallace ... Jesse
Frances Bay ... Raspy
Bunny Summers ... Eager Old Lady
Octavia Spencer ... Wanda
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Storyline

Melba is a Californian trailer-park girl who is said to look for three kings by a phone psychic, and when she meets three guys - Trent, Brad and Joel traveling to Las Vegas, she decides they are those kings and joins them on a trip. In Vegas she meets her old high school pal Dottie. Written by Anonymous

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If you can't live someplace nice, the next best thing is to live on the way

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csillagszóró See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,370, 21 March 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,494, 4 April 1999
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Color
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Goofs

Melba's earrings disappear and reappear between shots at the end of the movie. See more »

Quotes

[Melba's answering machine]
Melba: Hello! It's a beautiful day! There's gonna be a beep, and you talk to it. Okay? And... okay!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, they play Flint's answering machine messages to Melba telling her to get him out of jail. See more »

Connections

References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Is the Color
Written by David E. Russo (as David Russo)
Performed by Angela McCluskey and David E. Russo (as David Russo)
Produced by David E. Russo (as David Russo)
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Inside this "dog" is a good movie trying to get out.
13 July 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Sparkler" is a shoe string indie shot in Vegas which throws a bunch of characters from a low life trucker and his wife to a three young broke guys from L.A. to a stripper to a drag queen, etc. into the plot and then struggles for coherence. Buried in this mess of nonsense is a somewhat sentimental story trying to get out. Unfortunately, the real story, which Overall (the title character) almost brings to life, is buried so deep in a lame production that's for most it will never be realized. It took a lot of patience to sit through this film and in the final analysis the liabilities outweighed the assets.


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