Movie Plot:

  • in A Certain Sacrifice a street-wise teen gets herself in a series of circumstances and mishaps in her meaningless existence.

Film Facts:

  • Recorded in 1979 – released in 1985
  • Directed by: Stephen Jon Lewicki
  • Madonna as Bruna

Movie Exclusives

  • Madonna responded to an ad in a newspaper asking for an actress for this film
  • Madonna sent a handwritten 3 page note to Stephen Jon Lewicki including a photograph to apply for the part
  • The pay for Madonna was $100 by her demand, Lewicki had her sign a release for it
  • Madonna’s Dutch band member of The Breakfast Club, participated in a small role as well
  • Even though recorded in 1979, this film wasn’t officially released on video until 1985
  • Madonna tried to prevent the video from being released but was unsuccesful
  • This film is not soft porn, as media is labelling it, Madonna’s breasts are the only nudity here
  • Released on VHS in various countries, it has also been released on laserdisc in Japan and DVD’s in the US and the UK
  • A special and quite hard to find magazine dedicated to the release of this film was put on the markt in the 80’s including rare images and notes
  • Film was shot on Super 8mm, the budget was $20.000
  • There was an official worldwide premiere at the Eight Street Playhouse on December 10 1985, attendance per invite by Lewicki only (see the memorabilia section)