The Idolmaker
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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. If Gallagher and Land seem at times to be clones of Fabian and Frankie Avalon, then you've gotten the point. As played by Sharkey, Vacarri comes off as both maven and monster: he gives his boys everything they need professionally and everything they want personally, but it's subliminally clear that his interest is purely… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie's two main aims -- to blow the lid off the music business and to exalt some of the unsung heroes of American pop culture -- are somewhat contradictory, and haven't been worked into a polished narrative."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"Taylor Hackford showed his skills as a commercial director with his very first picture."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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