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Showtime's 'American Gigolo' sequel lacks the highfalutin glitz of the original

There's nothing mythic about this series, which acts as a sequel to Paul Schrader's hit 1980 movie. This American Gigolo relies too much on people caring about a film that was made four decades ago.

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Showtime's 'American Gigolo' sequel lacks the highfalutin glitz of the original

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From WHYY in Philadelphia