The Idolmaker

The Idolmaker

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


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.

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    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