The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker

Director: Taylor Hackford Cast: Ray Sharkey, Paul Land, Olympia Dukakis

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2013
UPC: 0826663143072
Original Release: 1980
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 10,874

Special Features

Commentary by Academy Award-Winning Director Taylor Hackford

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Sharkey Vincent Vacarri
Paul Land Tommy Dee
Olympia Dukakis Mrs. Vacarri
Peter Gallagher Caesare
Joe Pantoliano Gino Pilato
Tovah Feldshuh Brenda Roberts
Maureen McCormick Ellen Fields
John Aprea Paul Vacarri
Richard Bright Uncle Tony
Steven Apostlee Peck Mr. Vacarri
Leonard Gaines Luchetti
Denny Terrio Jerry Martin
Charles Guardino Jesse
Michael Mislove Ed Sharp
Penny Perry Davis Actor
Barbara King Actor
Kenneth O'Brien Walt Bennett
James Saito Actor

Technical Credits
Taylor Hackford Director
Arthur Schmidt Editor
Jeff Barry Score Composer,Songwriter
Clifford C. Coleman Asst. Director
Bob Glass Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Hliddal Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Holender Cinematographer
Gene Kirkwood Producer
Buzz Knudson Sound/Sound Designer
Howard W. Koch Producer
Barbara Krieger Set Decoration/Design
Edward di Lorenzo Screenwriter
R.J. Louis Associate Producer
Don MacDougall Sound/Sound Designer
Bob Marcucci Consultant/advisor
Steve Potter Editor
Rita Riggs Costumes/Costume Designer
David Snyder Art Director
Denny Terrio Choreography
Neil Travis Editor

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