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The Glitter Dome (1984)

In this seedy neo-noire tale, two Hollywood homicide cops investigating a movie mogul's murder stumble upon a child-pornography ring.

Director:

Stuart Margolin

Writers:

Stanley Kallis, Joseph Wambaugh (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Sgt. Aloysius 'Al' Mackey
Margot Kidder ... Willie
John Lithgow ... Sgt. Martin 'Marty' Wellborn
John Marley ... Capt. Woofer
Stuart Margolin ... Herman Sinclair
Paul Koslo ... Griswold Veals
Colleen Dewhurst ... Lorna Dillman
Alex Diakun ... Weasel
Billy Kerr Billy Kerr ... Ferret
William S. Taylor ... Hand
Dusty Morean Dusty Morean ... Phipps
Christianne Hirt ... Jill
Tom McBeath ... Farrell
Dixie Seatle Dixie Seatle ... Amazing Grace
Dale Wilson ... Lloyd / Bozeman
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Storyline

Disillusioned quippy alcoholic, Al Mackey, and emotionally distraught family man, Marty Wellborn, are homicide cops in Hollywood hot on the trail of the murderer of a movie mogul who was moonlighting by making child porno pictures. While Marty deals with his failed marriage and a snitch turned surrogate son he's put in danger, Mackey focuses on the case and his main woman of interest, in more ways than one, becomes a feisty actress called Willie, one of several suspects with motive, opportunity and the evil means to carry out this act. The investigation takes the police duo straight into the viper's pit that is the city's seedy underbelly, and the real question quickly becomes would a medal be in order for the killer instead of being arrested. The movie's title refers to the name of the bar where Mackey spends his evenings. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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HOLLYWOOD. Where little children are dying . . . to be stars. And the cops drink at... The Glitter Dome. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade do Crime See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Final television credit of actor John Marley. See more »

Quotes

Willie: Y'know, they asked me on a talk show once... why I thought drugs were so prevalent in Hollywood, and I answered, 'Because it's the material we have to do.' It got a big laugh, but I'm half convinced it's true.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to Suzy Cream Cheese See more »

Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut by 10 seconds for an "18" rating. See more »

Connections

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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How could this happen?
21 January 2005 | by jlease-1See all my reviews

This was a great book, and the casting(except Margot Kidder) seems pretty good. What in the heck happened? I would guess this was Stuart Margolin's first and last directing job. To think that John Lithgow actually had to go thru with this makes you appreciate him all the more. Clearly he got his over-acting out of his system with this woofer. Joe Wambaugh should get this film re-done by someone competent, it'd be an academy award winner. I'd like to see that movie, avoid this one at all costs, unless you are a fan of the morbidly unwatchable. And if you are a fan of that, watch a Bush speech instead. Bigger laughs, and bigger tears.


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