Gloria (1999 American film)

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Gloria
Gloria 1999 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Produced by Gary Foster
Lee Rich
Screenplay by Steve Antin
Based on Gloria by
John Cassavetes
Starring Sharon Stone
Jean-Luke Figueroa
Jeremy Northam
Cathy Moriarty-Gentile
George C. Scott
Bonnie Bedelia
Barry McEvoy
Music by Howard Shore
Cinematography David Watkin
Edited by Tom Swartwout
Production
  company
Mandalay Entertainment
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s)
  • January 22, 1999 (1999-01-22)
Running time 108 minutes
Budget $30 million
Box office $4,197,729

Gloria is a remake of the 1980 film of the same name written and directed by John Cassavetes. It was directed by Sidney Lumet and starred Sharon Stone as Gloria. It is also notable as George C. Scott's final theatrically released film. The supporting cast also includes Jeremy Northam, Cathy Moriarty-Gentile, Bonnie Bedelia, and Barry McEvoy.

Plot[edit]

Gloria (Sharon Stone), has just gotten out of prison, where she has served three years to save her boyfriend, Kevin (Jeremy Northam). During her stay in prison, she thinks about how Kevin never once visited her. She goes to Kevin and tells him that the relationship is over and that all she wants is the money he promised her for taking the rap for him. He refuses to give it to her.

Meanwhile, the gang's accountant has tried to give himself some protection by creating a computer disk which has the names of all those involved in the outfit's criminal activities. The plan backfires, and, in trying to get the disk, one of Kevin's trigger happy henchmen kills the accountant, as well as his wife, mother-in-law and daughter. Only his seven-year old son Nicky (Jean-Luke Figueroa) escapes, but is quickly caught and brought to Kevin's apartment. It is there that Gloria and Nicky's paths cross. Gloria must decide whether or not to risk her life in order to save the boy.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The movie received negative reviews and Stone received a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress.[1][2][3] The film was also a box office bomb grossing only $4,197,729 at the North American box office despite its $30 million budget.[4] Gloria currently holds a 17% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 29 reviews.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gloria Review | Movie Reviews and News". EW.com. 1999-02-05. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  2. ^ "Remake of Cassavetes' 'Gloria' Is Mostly an Acting Exercise - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 2004-10-27. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  3. ^ Van, Lawrence (1999-01-23). "Movie Review - Gloria - FILM REVIEW; Tough Moll With Heart Of Mush". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  4. ^ "'Varsity Blues' Runs to Daylight to Stay No. 1 - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 

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