Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry. Rowlands Won An Oscar Nomination For Her Role As An Ex-Gangster'S Moll Who Rescues An Eight-Year-Old Boy From The Mobsters Who Killed His Parents. Directed By John Cassavetes. 1980/Color/121 Min/Pg/Widescreen.
Even a genre film looks different in the hands of writer-director John Cassavetes. In this one, he casts a wonderfully hard-boiled Gena Rowlands as the title character: a former Mob moll who picked up a few tricks along the way. She becomes the unexpected guardian of a young boy (John Adames) who has just seen his parents wiped out. Worse, the Mob is after him as well, seeking a book he has--and the overdue fine is a killer. Though Cassavetes lets his actors have a little too much rein, it pays off in the complex--and surprisingly funny--performance by Rowlands as an unlikely nanny who discovers that, though she is an unwilling bodyguard, she actually learns to care for the tough little guy she's trying to keep out of harm's way. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Gene Rawlands gives a knockout performance as Gloria Swenson. She rocks in this film!!Published 11 months ago by Sara
I saw Gloria years ago on cable. I was in the service when it was in theatres so I didn't see it in 1980. I have been a fan of it ever since. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003 by James A. Butler
This is a movie which I have watched over and over and over. Although Sharon Stone did a wonderful remake, which I found to be wasteful, this is the movie I recall to others. Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2002 by Annett Richardson
I've seen all types of woman hero vehicles from Star Wars to Thelma and Louise to The Matrix. This movie is about a smart, sexy, older woman who wins in the end and pretty much... Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2002 by Stacy Hackney
This is my all time favorite film. Gena Rowlands' performance was superbe. Every time I view this film I can see the perfection in the performances, and the direction. Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2000 by Phyllis Solangi
One of my all-time favorite movies, easily worthy of 5 (or more stars), in the theatrical version. BUT, for reasons unknown, this one was cut in at least two key scenes, and... Read morePublished on May 3 1999 by J.A. Greenleaf
This movie was so good I never really cared about how long it wasPublished on Feb. 16 1999 by firstname.lastname@example.org