Gia

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Gia
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Directed byMichael Cristofer
Produced byJames D. Brubaker
Written byJay McInerney
Michael Cristofer
StarringAngelina Jolie
Faye Dunaway
Mercedes Ruehl
Elizabeth Mitchell
Music byTerence Blanchard
CinematographyRodrigo García
Editing byEric A. Sears
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Original channelHBO
Release dateJanuary 31, 1998 (1998-01-31)
Running time126 minutes
 
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Gia
Gia.png
DVD cover
Directed byMichael Cristofer
Produced byJames D. Brubaker
Written byJay McInerney
Michael Cristofer
StarringAngelina Jolie
Faye Dunaway
Mercedes Ruehl
Elizabeth Mitchell
Music byTerence Blanchard
CinematographyRodrigo García
Editing byEric A. Sears
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Original channelHBO
Release dateJanuary 31, 1998 (1998-01-31)
Running time126 minutes

Gia is a 1998 biographical HBO film about the life of model Gia Marie Carangi starring Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Mercedes Ruehl, and Elizabeth Mitchell. It was directed by Michael Cristofer and written by Cristofer and Jay McInerney. The original music score was composed by Terence Blanchard.

Plot[edit]

Gia Carangi (Angelina Jolie) is a Philadelphia native who moves to New York City to become a fashion model and immediately catches the attention of powerful agent Wilhelmina Cooper (Faye Dunaway). Gia's attitude and beauty help her rise quickly to the forefront of the modeling industry, but her persistent loneliness after the death of Wilhelmina drives her to experiment with mood-altering drugs like cocaine. She becomes entangled in a passionate affair with Linda (Elizabeth Mitchell), a make-up artist. Their love affair first starts when both pose nude and make love to each other after a photo shoot. However, after a while Linda begins to worry about Gia's drug use and gives her an ultimatum; Gia chooses the drugs. Failed attempts at reconciliation with Linda and with her mother, Kathleen (Mercedes Ruehl), drive Gia to begin abusing heroin. Although she is eventually able to break her drug habit after much effort, she has already contracted HIV from a needle containing infected blood and dies from complications of AIDS in 1986 at the age of 26.

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Awards[edit]

Golden Globes
Emmy Awards
Screen Actors Guild Awards

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