ⓘ Gloria (1999 American film)

Gloria (1999 American film)

ⓘ Gloria (1999 American film)

Gloria is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and stars Sharon Stone as Gloria. It is a remake of the 1980 film of the same name that was written and directed by John Cassavetes. It is also notable as George C. Scotts final theatrically-released film. The supporting cast also includes Jeremy Northam, Cathy Moriarty-Gentile, Bonnie Bedelia, and Barry McEvoy.


1. Plot

Gloria Sharon Stone has just got out of prison, where she has served three years to save her boyfriend, Kevin Jeremy Northam. During her stay in prison, she thinks about how Kevin never once visited her. She goes to Kevin and tells him that the relationship is over and that all she wants is the money he promised her for taking the rap for him. He refuses to give it to her.

Meanwhile, the gangs accountant has tried to give himself some protection by creating a computer disk which has the names of all those involved in the outfits criminal activities. The plan backfires, and, in trying to get the disk, one of Kevins trigger-happy henchmen kills the accountant, as well as his wife, mother-in-law and daughter. Only his seven-year-old son Nicky Jean-Luke Figueroa escapes, but is quickly caught and brought to Kevins apartment. It is there that Gloria and Nickys paths cross. Gloria must decide whether or not to risk her life in order to save the boy.

Since Gloria spends time with little Nicky, she feels love for him as his innocent but intelligent nature inspires her. She tells him that she hates kids and that is why she doesn’t have kids. She gives him lecture to get used to this world and grow up on his own hands, and she leaves him in a subway to get rid of him, but Nicky suddenly comes back. as time passes and they stayed together, both have feelings of an unknown love for each other. The boy sees news on TV of his family killed by mobs and he runs away from the apartment they were staying. Gloria follows and catches him in a subway taking him back to the room, gets emotional thinking about the boys feelings about his dead family, and gives him love.


2. Cast

  • George C. Scott as Ruby
  • Teddy Atlas as Ian
  • Cathy Moriarty-Gentile as Diane
  • Jeremy Northam as Kevin
  • Bonnie Bedelia as Brenda
  • Miriam Colon as Maria
  • Sarita Choudhury as Angela
  • Sharon Stone as Gloria Swenson
  • Don Billett as Raymond
  • Jerry Dean as Mickey
  • Tony DiBenedetto as Zach
  • Barry McEvoy as Terry
  • Bobby Cannavale as Jack
  • Jean-Luke Figueroa as Nicky
  • Mike Starr as Sean

3. Reception

The movie received negative reviews and Stone received a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress, where she lost to Heather Donahue for The Blair Witch Project. The film was also a box office bomb grossing only $4.197.729 at the North American box office despite its $30 million budget. Gloria currently holds a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 29 reviews.

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