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Sugartime (1995)

Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra.

Director:

John N. Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... Sam Giancana
Mary-Louise Parker ... Phyllis McGuire
Elias Koteas ... Butch Blasi
Maury Chaykin ... Tony Accardo
Louis Del Grande Louis Del Grande ... Chuckie English
Deborah Duchene ... Christine McGuire (as Deborah Duchêne)
Larissa Laskin ... Dorothy McGuire (as Larissa Lapchinski)
Christopher Barry Christopher Barry ... Photographer
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Police captain
Amanda Blitz Amanda Blitz ... Annette Giancana
Renessa Blitz Renessa Blitz ... Francine Giancana
Kelly Bodanis Kelly Bodanis ... Doris
Valerie Boyce Valerie Boyce ... Showgirl
Bob Clout Bob Clout ... Mr. McGuire
Stuart Clow ... Vince Inserra
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Storyline

Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra. Written by Duncan Shine <Shine@Telecall.Co.Uk>

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based on book | See All (1) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Pate und das Showgirl See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally aired on HBO. See more »

Goofs

When Sam and Phyllis drive to Palm Springs, a wide shot as they head across the desert shows that the driver side taillight is out. When the arrive at the motel, both taillights are working. See more »

Soundtracks

You Do Something to Me
Written by Cole Porter
Produced and Arranged by Sidney James
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music
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What a mobster will do for love.
19 August 2000 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Based on true events, but how accurate this movie depicts the facts is of question. This is a very interesting story. It does get a little slow in parts, and keeps you waiting for fever pitch that never arrives.

John Turturro plays mobster Sam Giancana, who while in Las Vegas falls in love with Phyllis McGuire, one of the singing McGuire Sisters. McGuire is aptly played by Mary-Louise Parker. Giancana stops at nothing in his whirlwind courtship of the sweet singer. The two become a big item and are summoned to appear before a Grand Jury in Chicago. Mobster Sam decides not to testify and goes to jail, ending up transfered to a Mexican prison.

Strong language runs rampant; this is a gangster flick after all. Your interest is maintained, but leaves you wanting to research the actual facts and events. Recommend for a lazy afternoon.


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