Gloria (1980)

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"Gloria" is a 1980 crime drama film directed by John Cassavetes and starring Gena Rowlands in the titular role. The film follows the story of Gloria Swenson, a tough-talking, no-nonsense woman living in New York City who becomes entangled with a young boy named Phil, who is being pursued by the mob after witnessing a murder.

Gloria takes Phil under her wing and goes on the run with him, using her street smarts and connections to stay one step ahead of the gangsters who are after them. As they evade the mob, Gloria and Phil form a bond and begin to rely on each other for survival.

The film is known for its gritty, realistic portrayal of New York City and for its strong lead performance by Gena Rowlands. The movie was a critical success and earned Rowlands a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Cassavetes also received praise for his direction and for the film's intense and suspenseful plot. Overall, "Gloria" is considered to be one of the standout films in Cassavetes' career and a landmark of the crime genre.