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The Idolmaker [Blu-ray] [1980]

  • SKU: 21508533
  • Release Date: 08/27/2013
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by Academy Award-Winning Director Taylor Hackford

    Synopsis


    The Idolmaker
    The story of Philadelphia-based rock 'n' roll starmaker Bob Marcucci is given a pointed a clef treatment in The Idolmaker. Ray Sharkey plays Vincent Vacarri, who takes a couple of raw young kids (Peter Gallagher and Paul Land) and molds them into teen idols. If Gallagher and Land seem at times to be clones of Fabian and Frankie Avalon, then you've gotten the point. As played by Sharkey, Vacarri comes off as both maven and monster: he gives his boys everything they need professionally and everything they want personally, but it's subliminally clear that his interest is purely mercenary (incredibly, Bob Marcucci is the film's technical advisor). An excellent, clear-eyed view of show biz mechanics, The Idolmaker falters only in its anachronisms, notably the style of music performed by Vacarri's proteges. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ray Sharkey
      Ray Sharkey - Vincent Vacarri
    • Paul Land
      Paul Land - Tommy Dee
    • Olympia Dukakis
      Olympia Dukakis - Mrs. Vacarri
    • Peter Gallagher
      Peter Gallagher - Caesare
    • Joe Pantoliano
      Joe Pantoliano - Gino Pilato



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Terrific!!

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      GoodMovieLover
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Great movie featuring a highly underrated performance by the late Ray Sharkey. This 1980 sleeper looks and sounds great on blu ray. Highly recommended!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Will watch again.

      Posted
      Bestbuyer
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      Great old school movie. Happy Days meets Elvis meets real life.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Gift

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      Joel
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      Gift but enjoyed watching it. Very good storyline.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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