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The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker is a 1980 American musical drama starring Ray Sharkey, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land, Tovah Feldshuh and Joe Pantoliano.

Plot

Ray Sharkey plays Vincent Vacari, a songwriter and entertainment manager, driven by his desire to discover the next big act. After watching a local band play, Vacari approaches the talented saxophone player, Tomaso DeLorusso (Paul Land), convincing him to trade his instrument for a microphone. After some months under the guidance of Vacari, the newly named "Tommy Dee" becomes a rock 'n' roll sensation.

    More details

    author
    director Taylor Hackford
    editor Neil Travis
    genre comedy drama
    keywords busboy paul land
    musicBy Jeff Barry
    producer Gene Kirkwood
    publisher United Artists
    theme films à clef musical