Nicolas Cage made his directorial debut with ‘Sonny’ in 2002.
He had seen the script years earlier and knew he had to have a movie that was character driven and of an alternative subject matter such as the taboo themes in Sonny to begin his directing career.
His life was the morning after, until he decided to change the night before.
Norm Wait (Executive)
Glenn S. Gainor (Co-Executive)
Debra L. Gainor (Associate)
Harry Dean Stanton
Sonny is a powerful, painful and beautiful story centered around Sonny, newly returned from the army and trying to begin a new life away from his former one as a young male gigalo, and the underground lifestyle of his Mother’s chosen career running a brothel.
After a promised legitimate job falls through and seeing that life on ‘the other side’ is no less seedy, Sonny eventually returns to the life he knows best, much to the delight of his Mother Jewel and his former customers, but dashing the private hopes of his father that he could escape the family business once and for all. Jewel has employed a beautiful young woman Carol to work for her and she and Sonny soon fall in love and begin to do jobs together as a couple. Carol has dreams of her and Sonny escaping the life together, but he becomes more and more disillusioned and resigned to what he begins to feel is his fate.
- In an interview on 28th July 2010 Nic answered a question from Cagealot Castle about Sonny and directing again!
- At the 2011 Sedona International Film Festival. Nic commented that his next directorial outing could be, ‘The man Who Could Fly’
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