Gloria (1980)

Director
John Cassavetes

Main cast
Gena Rowlands; Julie Carmen; John Adames; Buck Henry; Lupe Garnica

Genres
Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

Description
A former gun-moll becomes the reluctant protector of a child her mobster cronies are trying to kill.


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