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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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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:

Color
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Goofs

In the strip club, Ed and Flint get into a fight. Just before Flint dives off the stage at Ed, you can see that he is not wearing his ball cap. However, when he lands on Ed and starts choking her, you can see he is wearing it again. See more »

Quotes

Melba: I'm looking for an old friend of mine.
Old Lady: What's her name?
Melba: Dottie Delgato.
Old Lady: Dottie? Well, they all seemed to be named Dottie these days. Dottie, Tammy, Crystal, Vanna - Oh, that's a big one now! Did she have a stage name?
Melba: At the Tropicana I believe they called her Lady Luck.
Old Lady: Lady Luck? That's original. Did, uh, did she play with feathers?
Melba: I don't think so.
Old Lady: Appliances?
Melba: Not to my knowledge. I do believe she did things with a baton.
Old Lady: Oh! Oh, yeah, yeah! Lady Luck, loves to fuck!
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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

Perfume
Written by Chial/tyler
Performed by Mitch
Published by Mellifluid Music/cornerbar Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Beluga Records
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auteur alert
2 September 2003 | by gizicki-1See all my reviews

GREAT first effort film. Gets better with each viewing. PLEASE don't let Freddy (I can't act, but my wife can) Prinze scare you away - there's a nifty little jewel here. A unique and poignant story being told here...for anyone that's ever felt like their life lacks the "spark" they've always dreamed of. Very sweet...


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