by John Cassavetes 2h3min United States 1980
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by John Cassavetes

She's an ex-gun moll and showgirl suddenly forced to protect a kid whose parents have been rubbed out by the mob. Now the mob wants the kid dead too - but first they'll have to deal with Gloria (Gena Rowlands in an Oscar®-nominated performance, Best Actress, 1980.) Director John Cassavetes, known for his unique approach to filmmaking, creates a powerful, tension-filled story. An accountant (Buck Henry) is in possession of a ledger which could put a number of mob bosses behind bars for a long time. Before he is killed, however, he manages to entrust the ledger and his son to a neighbor, Gloria, for protection. Gloria reluctantly takes the kid on the run while keeping the mob at bay, sometimes at the point of a gun. Finally, tired of running, she decides to confront them head on!

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  • Gena Rowlands : Gloria Swenson
  • John Adames : Phil Dawn
  • Julie Carmen : Jeri Dawn
  • And with: Tony Knesich, Buck Henry, Lupe Garnica, Jessica Castillo


  • Director John Cassavetes
  • Scenario John Cassavetes
  • Photo director Fred Schuler
  • Set Design Rene D'Auriac
  • Costume Design Peggy Farrell, Emanuel Ungaro
  • Editing George C. Villaseñor
  • Original music Bill Conti
  • Producer Sam Shaw, Stephen F. Kesten
  • Production Compagny Colombia Pictures
  • Distributor Sony Pictures

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1980
  • Release date for France07/16/1980
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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