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Sparkle (2007)

Sam is a charming, young chancer who moves to London. His best laid plans for success suffer a real setback when true love turns his world upside down in the most unexpected of circumstances.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jill
... Bernie
... Vince
Peter Gordon ... Ivor
... Sam
... Rooftop Party Man
Roy Carruthers ... Frank
... Sheila
Sophia Dawnay ... Camilla
Ellie Haddington ... Frances
David Woodcock ... Simon
... Kate
... Luis
... Tony
Richard Cant ... Adrian


Sam Sparks is a 22-year-old ready to strike out on is own in moving to London. When landlord Vince gets his brother Bernie to have friend Frank hire Sam as a waiter, Sam meets his soon-to-be PR boss, Sheila. Sensing opportunity, Sam charms himself a job as Sheila's PA... and her lover, but when Sam falls for Kate, he instigates a series of family revelations. As balancing his job and love life becomes overwhelming, unexpected twists and uncovered secrets force Sam to choose between his career and the love of his life. Written by Revolver

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Release Date:

7 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dugámba dőltem  »

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(European Film Market)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Originally, Sam was going to be an electrician. "Sparky" is a common British term for electrician. As the plot developed, Sam went to London looking for any kind of work. The producers still wanted to call the film Sparkle, so they gave Sam the surname Sparks and made his mother a singer. See more »


Sheila: Have you been harassing my staff?
Bernie: I was going to ask you the same thing.
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Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
Performed by Lesley Manville
Produced by Lol Hammond and Murray Clark
Composed by James Warren
© Chappel Music Limited
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
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i love it.
28 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

i love this movie.even though this was a simple no point movie i live Stockard Channing and think she does an excellent job in whatever shes in. this movie, although not the conventional love story, will steel your heart and have you wanting more.Although i hardly know any of the British actors in this film except the man who plays uncle Luke i thought all were phenomenal.its was a funny down to earth film that I'm sure if we don't relate to it someone we know can.i also advice you to check out some of her other films as well as the other actors you might like them.you should watch this movie it will make you laugh =]. Also i think that it could be a great date movie just not on the first one.

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