17% Rotten Tomatoes
Director Sidney Lumet
Budget 36 million USD
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Music director Howard Shore
|Release date January 22, 1999 (1999-01-22)|
Based on Gloria by John Cassavetes
Writer John Cassavetes, Steve Antin (screenplay)
Cast Sharon Stone (Gloria), Jeremy Northam (Kevin), Cathy Moriarty (Diane), Jean-Luke Figueroa (Nicky), Mike Starr (Sean), George C. Scott (Ruby)
Similar movies Blackhat, Salt, Fair Game, Mad Max: Fury Road, Self/less, Taken 3
Tagline Gloria. Big mouth. Big attitude. But who knew she had a big heart.
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.
Gloria 1999 trailer
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.
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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