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


Recorded in 1979 – released in 1985

Directed by: Stephen Jon Lewicki


Madonna as Bruna


  • 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 part
  • Even though recorded in 1979, this film wasn’t officially released on video until 1985
  • Madonna tried to prevent the video from being released 
  • 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)