The Idolmaker

Released: August 27, 2013 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663143072
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Synopsis

Vincent Vaccari (Ray Sharkey) is an idol maker, a music promoter and manager who is obsessively driven by his desire to discover the next big act. After transforming Tomaso DeLorusso (Paul Land), a popular saxophone player, into rock 'n' roll sensation "Tommy Dee," Vinnie becomes obsessed with his next big hit, a local busboy named Guido (Peter Gallagher).

With a single-minded vision of what Guido needs to become, Vinnie embarks on a destructive journey to control every aspect of his new act's image, a journey that might end up destroying everyone around him.

The Idolmaker marked the feature film debut for Peter Gallagher (American Beauty, The O.C.) and Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, The Matrix) and starred Ray Sharkey (Wiseguy) as rock promoter Vincent Vaccari, a character based on the real life of manager Bob Marcucci, who discovered and promoted several rock 'n' roll stars including Frankie Avalon and Fabian. Sharkey would go on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy for his performance.

Bonus Features

  • Commentary By Academy Award Winning Director Taylor Hackford

Product Information

Discs
1
Run-time
120 min
Aspect Ratio ?
1.85:1
Color
Color
Language
English
Region
A
Rating
PG
Production Date
1980
Closed-Captioned ?
No
Subtitles

The Idolmaker

TITLE NAME
Director Taylor Hackford
Actor Peter Gallagher
Actor Ray Sharkey
Actor Tovah Feldshuh
Writer Edward Di Lorenzo
Producer Gene Kirkwood
Producer Hawk Koch
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