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The Star Maker (1981)

Danny Youngblood is a famed Hollywood director with a reputation for modeling sexy starlets into superstar actresses, and then turning his discoveries into his wives, one after another. ... See full summary »

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Lou Antonio

Writer:

William Bast
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Danny Youngblood
Suzanne Pleshette ... Margot Murray
Melanie Griffith ... Dawn Barnett Youngblood
Teri Copley Teri Copley ... Angel Parker
Jack Scalia ... Vince Martino
Jeffrey Tambor ... Harry Lanson
April Clough April Clough ... Honey Potts
Kristian Alfonso ... Kelly Blake
Titos Vandis ... Edgar J. Winters
Ed McMahon ... Lou Parker
Brenda Vaccaro ... Dolores Baker
Frank Aletter ... Harvey Denver
Fred Dryer ... Milt Cooperman
Fred Sadoff ... Dr. Don Gold
Jim Antonio ... Fred Windsor
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Danny Youngblood is a famed Hollywood director with a reputation for modeling sexy starlets into superstar actresses, and then turning his discoveries into his wives, one after another. However, Danny meets his match when he zeros in on his latest starlet/conquest, Margot Murray, who decides to turn the tables on him. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1981 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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I enjoyed this movie...a good watch for die-hard Hudson and Griffith fans!
5 June 2019 | by Calliegrl03See all my reviews

I haven't done a review in years, but I saw this movie on YouTube. It's campy and cheesy, but it worked for me. The script is weak, but luckily, Hudson worked well with the women involved so that really helped, given the storyline! I really enjoyed Hudson in it. I bet he wasn't thrilled with the script, but he always committed to any role that he did. He was committed to the Danny character and had great chemistry with Melanie Griffith. I believed their relationship and loved the interactions between the two. I forgot how good of an actress Grffith is. She and Hudson carry the film. Susanne Pleshette looked beautiful, but her character is very under-developed and poorly written. She literally did the best with what she had. The ladies who played the mother and daughter were the weakest line. They had NO chemistry whatsoever. They were poorly cast. I think the daughter was chosen based on her looks. I would have given the movie a 7 if it wasn't for them. All and all, if you loved Rock and Melanie, The Star Maker, is a hidden gem.


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