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A street-wise, middle-aged moll named Gloria stands up against the mobs, which is complicated by a six-year-old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Gloria. Big mouth. Big attitude. But who knew she had a big heart.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,143,089 (USA) (22 January 1999)

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$4,155,234 (USA) (12 March 1999)
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This was George C. Scott's final film before his death on September 22, 1999 at the age of 71. See more »

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In the scene where Gloria checks into the hotel, as she takes her shoes off and washes her feet in the bath tub, her shoe is on the floor then it is on the bed. See more »

Quotes

Gloria: You know, women got the greatest gift in the world. All they got to do is fall in love, and some guy just takes care of them.
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Volver A Verte
Written by Willy Chirino
Performed by Oscar D'León
Courtesy of RMM Records and Video Corp
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I refuse to believe that Sidney Lumet directed this.
11 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Yeah, I realize what it says under the director's credit. But there is no way in hell that I'm gonna believe that the man that gave us "Network", "Dog Day Afternoon", "Running On Empty", and his own quartet of NYPD dramas ("Serpico", "Prince of the City", "Q&A", and "Night Falls on Manhattan") is even associated with this. This is quite possibly the worst mainstream film of '99, in the cozy company of "Bats", "Virus", "She's All That", and (gasp!) "The Haunting", just to name a few.

Where to begin? The script for starters. How the writer managed to completely foul up the original source material is beyond me. Much of everything that comes out of Sharon Stone's mouth is unintentionally funny, especially in one scene where she tells her young companion, "I'm trying to teach you a philosophy of life here!" after telling him opportunities in his future (these include going to a race track, lovemaking, and "chasing a skinny blonde girl with big boobs.")

And while on the subject of Stone, it's roles like this that manage to solidify the claim that maybe, just maybe, her brilliant turn in "Casino" was a fluke. Please Sharon, say it ain't so!

Like other users have mentioned, the film's only saving grace is the car chase. But there's a lot of tedium to get through until the chase scene comes. Then again, why bother?

Avoid. I can't stress this enough.


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