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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

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)
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Storyline

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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The best place to be. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Anders-Voss Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,668, 19 September 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$177,840, 14 November 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The groupies for John Taylor's character "Clive" were real John Taylor fans recruited by Allison Anders from John's website. See more »


Soundtracks

Rebecca
Written by PJ Harvey (as PJ Harvey)
Performed by PJ Harvey (as PJ Harvey)
Published by Hot Head Music Ltd., EMI Blackwood Music
Courtesy of Island Records Limited
By Arrangement with Universal Film & TV Music
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Loved it -- loads of fun and some deep moments, too
21 January 2006 | by coolbluegreenSee all my reviews

This movie was so much fun. It boasted an incredible cast -- Roseanna Arquette, Michael Des Barres, Beverly D'Angelo, John Doe, Lumi Cavazos, Ally Sheedy, John Taylor of Duran Duran, etc. It gave an inside peek into the lives of mostly has-been rock stars who are still struggling to create and, in some cases, survive. Various stories are interwoven throughout the film and the sweetest and most believable was that of John Doe's character and his family. I found the last scene between him and his wife incredibly touching. Michael Des Barres was scintillating and hilarious, as usual. His scenes with Bjou Philips and Beverly D'Angelo were priceless. Lumi Cavazos was sexy as hell and Richmond Arquette about broke my heart. Great film. Great sets, too -- I wondered if the homes actually belonged to the actors. Ally Sheedy's just looked so lived in and real. I did wonder why she would hire the gal Roseanna Arquette's character recommended -- but I'll say no more. See the movie and have fun!


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