The Star Maker (1996)

Star Maker
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 57mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sergio Castellitto Actor Joe Morelli 1 1000001
Tiziana Lodato Actor Beata 1 1000002
Franco Scaldati Actor Brigadiere Mastropaolo 1 1000003
Leopoldo Trieste Actor Muto 1 1000004
Clelia Rondinella Actor Anna's Mother 1 1000005
Tano Cimarosa Actor Grandpa Bordonaro 1 1000006
Nicola DiPinto Actor Communal Functionary 1 1000007
Costantino Carrozza Actor The Collector 1 1000008
Jane Alexander Actor Princess 1 1000009
Tony Sperandeo Actor 1st Baldalamenti 1 1000010
Leo Gullotta Actor Vito 1 1000011
Luigi Burruano Actor Flirtatious Client 1 1000012
Carmelo DiMazzarelli Actor Old Man in Wheelchair 1 1000013
Marzio Onorato Actor Architect Panebianco 1 1000014
Antonella Attili Actor Nurse 1 1000015
Domenico Dolce Actor Peasant on Bus 1 1000016
Stefano Gabana Actor Photographer on Bus 1 1000017
Maria Parrello Actor Santina 1 1000018
Rita Lia Actor Pinuccia 1 1000019
Vincent Navarra Actor Shepherd 1 1000020
Alessandro Guarrera Actor Clapboard Kid 1 1000021
Spiro Scimone Actor 1st Nasca Brother 1 1000022
Francesco Sframeli Actor 2nd Nasca Brother 1 1000023
Tony Palazzo Actor Pio Li Fusi 1 1000024
Mimmo Gennaro Actor 1st Mafioso 1 1000025
Emilio Scimone Actor 2nd Mafioso 1 1000026
Massimo Pupella Actor Bordonaro Jr 1 1000027
Giorgio Guerrieri Actor Cinema Cashier 1 1000028
Salvatore Billa Actor Prince 1 1000029
Peppino Tornatore Actor Dottore Mistretta 1 1000030
Filippo Tarantino Actor 2nd Badalamenti 1 1000031
Onofrio Ducato Actor Mafia Boss Realzisa 1 1000032
Paolo Noto Actor Zu' Leonardo 1 1000033
Turi Killer Actor Boy with Garabaldino 1 1000034
Antonio Miceli Actor Cosima Millelire 1 1000035
Rori Quatrocchi Actor Prostitute 1 1000036
Elia Nicosia Actor Barber 1 1000037
Simona Merito Actor Anna 1 1000038
Giuseppe Zardo Actor 1st Friend 1 1000039
Sandro Piro Actor 2nd Friend 1 1000040
Vincenzo Fiorenza Actor 3rd Friend 1 1000041
Filippo Spitale Actor 1st Man in Club 1 1000042
Pino Pellegrino Actor 2nd Man in Club 1 1000043
Rosario Lanzafame Actor 3rd Man in Club 1 1000044
Pippo Provvidenti Actor Don Lucio 1 1000045
Giorgio LiBassi Actor Innkeeper 1 1000046
Pasquale Palumbo Actor Mayor 1 1000047
Angelo Colajemma Actor n/a 1 1000048
Antonello Pugliesi Actor Man Quoting Mussolini 1 1000049
Daniele Ferretti Actor Village Idiot 1 1000050
Filippo Alesi Actor Young Farm Laborer 1 1000051
Emilio Adrisani Actor Peasant by the River 1 1000052
Francesco Guzzo Actor Tavern Boy 1 1000053
Giuseppe Funari Actor Armless Man 1 1000054
Bruno Torrisi Actor Carwash Man 1 1000055
Umberto Terranove Actor Band Master 1 1000056
Rosolino Cottone Actor Partisan 1 1000057
Giovanni Alamia Actor 1st Warehouse Man 1 1000058
Corrado Solari Actor 2nd Warehouse Man 1 1000059
Giuseppe Tornatore Director n/a 2 2000001
Vittorio Cecchi Gori Producer n/a 3 3000001
Rita Cecchi Gori Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mario Cotone Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Giuseppe Tornatore Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Fabio Rinaudo Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Giuseppe Tornatore From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Mario Cotone Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000001
Dante Spinotti Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Massimo Quaglia Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ennio Morricone Music music composer and conductor 120781 8000001
Ennio Morricone Original Music n/a 120838 8000002
Francesco Bronzi Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Beatrice Bordone Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Massimo Loffredi Sound Mixer production sound mixer 230 14000001
Synopsis
The time is 1953 as Joe Morelli speeds into town in his beat up truck under the ancient Sicilian sun. He carries with him little more than an old Ascania camera and a box of film stock. Setting up a tent in the town square, he yells out a rallying call to the townspeople, entreating them to spend 1,500 lire apiece for screen tests and promising to show the results to top producers in Rome. The locals are instantly lured to the camera and line up to bare their souls with hopes of stardom hinging on Joe's word. In front of Joe's camera, shepherds, policemen, mothers, children, outcasts, bandits and war heros all try their hand at acting, but end up confessing themselves. In doing so, their honesty begins to shake Joe off center after years of scraping his way through life without a second thought. Amidst this myriad of tales emerges the radiant Beata, whose virgin beauty and unchained love awakens Joe's soul. It is Joe's love for Beata that changes his destiny, and her's, forever.