The Idolmaker

"He's got the look... He's got the talent... He's got the Idolmaker... He's got it all!"

Vince Vacari is a local songwriter and talent scout on the troll for local talent. He discovers Tomaso DeLorusso, a talented saxophone player, playing in a local club and convinces him that he can become a star performer. Vacari guides his career and cultivates him into "Tommy Dee," a wildly popular teen idol. When Dee decides to take on new management, a brokenhearted Vacari decides to prove that he can do it again. His finds a handsome busboy named Guido and transforms him into another teen idol named Casare. In the process, his vicarious obsession starts creating a series of self-destructive results.

PG
| 1980 | 1 hr 57 min | 6.9/10
Cast
Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land
Director
Taylor Hackford
Produced By
Gene Kirkwood and Howard W. Koch Jr..
Language
English
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