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The Idolmaker

1980 Rated PG 1hr 59m

Loosely based on the life of rock promoter Bob Marucci, this film follows Vincent Vacarri (Ray Sharkey), a charismatic music fan who becomes a successful producer. Vacarri's tenacity pays off when he discovers the Fabian-like singer Caesare (Peter Gallagher) in his feature debut. The film marks director Taylor Hackford's first time behind the camera and the movie debut of Joe Pantoliano, who plays Vacarri's abused but loyal songwriting partner.

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Movie Details

1981 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

included trivia booklet , trailer(s)