The Idolmaker (SOLD OUT)

Released: August 27, 2013 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663143072
List Price: 19.97 USD
Product Note: As of February 17, 2021, this title is OUT OF PRINT.


Vincent Vaccari (Ray Sharkey) is an idol maker, a music promoter and manager who is obsessively driven by his desire to discover the next big act. After transforming Tomaso DeLorusso (Paul Land), a popular saxophone player, into rock 'n' roll sensation "Tommy Dee," Vinnie becomes obsessed with his next big hit, a local busboy named Guido (Peter Gallagher).

With a single-minded vision of what Guido needs to become, Vinnie embarks on a destructive journey to control every aspect of his new act's image, a journey that might end up destroying everyone around him.

The Idolmaker marked the feature film debut for Peter Gallagher (American Beauty, The O.C.) and Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, The Matrix) and starred Ray Sharkey (Wiseguy) as rock promoter Vincent Vaccari, a character based on the real life of manager Bob Marcucci, who discovered and promoted several rock 'n' roll stars including Frankie Avalon and Fabian. Sharkey would go on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy for his performance.

Bonus Features

  • Commentary By Academy Award Winning Director Taylor Hackford

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The Idolmaker

Edward Di Lorenzo Writer
Gene Kirkwood Producer
Hawk Koch Producer
Peter Gallagher Actor
Ray Sharkey Actor
Taylor Hackford Director
Tovah Feldshuh Actor
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