About the Film

The story of Philadelphia-based rock ‘n’ roll starmaker Bob Marcucci is given a pointed a clef treatment in The Idolmaker. Ray Sharkey plays Vincent Vacarri, who takes a couple of raw young kids (Peter Gallagher and Paul Land) and molds them into teen idols. An excellent, clear-eyed view of show biz mechanics, The Idolmaker falters only in its anachronisms, notably the style of music performed by Vacarri’s proteges.

Director: Taylor Hackford
Runtime: 112 minutes
Year: 1980
Cast: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher

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