Gloria (1999 American film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sidney Lumet|
|Produced by||Gary Foster
|Screenplay by||Steve Antin|
|Based on||Gloria by
|Music by||Howard Shore|
|Edited by||Tom Swartwout|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
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.
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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.
- Sharon Stone as Gloria
- Jean-Luke Figueroa as Nicky
- Jeremy Northam as Kevin
- Cathy Moriarty-Gentile as Diane
- George C. Scott as Ruby
- Mike Starr as Sean
- Bonnie Bedelia as Brenda
- Barry McEvoy as Terry
- Don Billett as Raymond
- Jerry Dean as Mickey
- Tony DiBenedetto as Zach
- Teddy Atlas as Ian
- Bobby Cannavale as Jack
- Sarita Choudhury as Angela
- Míriam Colón as Maria
The movie received negative reviews and Stone received a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress, where she lost to Heather Donahue for The Blair Witch Project. The film was also a box office bomb grossing only $4,197,729 at the North American box office despite its $30 million budget. Gloria currently holds a 17% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 29 reviews.
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