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Sugar Town (1999)

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Unimpassioned look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jade Gordon ... Gwen
John Taylor ... Clive
Michael Des Barres ... Nick
Martin Kemp ... Jonesy
Larry Klein Larry Klein ... Burt
John Doe ... Carl
Lucinda Jenney ... Kate
Marion Moseley ... In Utero Baby
Veronica Nommenson Veronica Nommenson ... Violet
Elena Nommensen Elena Nommensen ... Rose
Amelia Nommenson Amelia Nommenson ... Daisy
Ally Sheedy ... Liz
Nicholas Walker ... Masseuse
Rosanna Arquette ... Eva
Jeffrey McDonald Jeffrey McDonald ... Kevin (as Jeff McDonald)


Unimpassioned look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries to steal her boy friend who is a music producer by offering sexual favors. The producer meanwhile is trying to orchestrate a comeback for a former glam band played by Michael Des Barres (of Power Station fame), John Taylor (from Duran Duran), and Martin Kemp (from Spandau Ballet). Rosanna Arquette plays the former movie star wife of the lead singer, who is fretting because she has just been offered the role as the mother of one of the new ingenious. Beverly D'Angelo also shows up as a millionairess who agrees to bankroll the group, but only if she gets a roll in the hay with the lead singer. All of the career problems, including drug proclivity, are represented in this film. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Music

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Rated R for strong language, some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Liz (Ally Sheedy) is seen reading a book written by "Dr. Kurt Voss, Ph.D." Kurt Voss co-wrote and directed the film. See more »


In the Garden of Earthly Delights
Written by Michael Cudahy and Liz Cox (as Lily Banquette)
Performed by Combustible Edison
Published by Combustible Edison, Ltd. (BMI)
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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8 June 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Yes, I am a sucker for Rosanna Arquette. She actually did very well in this film as a former horror film actress married to the lead singer of a rock band that is trying to make a comeback.

Rockers include John Taylor from Duran Duran, Michael Des Barres from Detective, John Doe from X, and Martin Kemp from Spandau Ballet.

Also features Ally Sheedy (High Art, Man's Best Friend) and Beverly D'Angelo (American History X, Vegas Vacation).

Vincent Berry (Free Willy 3: The Rescue, "Manhattan AZ," Baby) was really cute as a son, who was a product of a rock concert get together, and dropped at the door by mom. Turns out he is a big fan of horror movies and that helps with bonding with the lovely Rosanna. Cool.

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Release Date:

10 January 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Anders-Voss Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,668, 19 September 1999

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