An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph in realizing her dream to record her own hit album.

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  1. Allison Anders

    Director, Writer

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  1. Illeana Douglas

    Illeana Douglas

    Denise Waverly / Edna Buxton

  2. John Turturro

    John Turturro

    Joel Millner

  3. Eric Stoltz

    Eric Stoltz

    Howard Cazsatt

  4. Matt Dillon

    Matt Dillon

    Jay Phillips

  5. Bridget Fonda

    Bridget Fonda

    Kelly Porter

  6. Christina Pickles

    Christina Pickles

    Mrs. Buxton

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 13, 1996
    R, Theatrical



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