Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem become singers. Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs, while Sparkle (Irene Cara) ends up being the one who gets famous. This film tells of how drugs ruin Sister's relationships and eventually end her life. It is also about the relationship between Sparkle and Stix (Philip Michael Thomas). Written by
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Joel Shumacher's screenwriting debut. He would later go on to write the screenplay for The Wiz (1978) which starred Diana Ross whose background as one of The Supremes served as inspiration for this film. See more
When Stix is working in the record store, the year is 1958, but there is a 1960 Coasters LP, "One On One" that is clearly present in the front of the store. See more
We're old enough to iron for ourselves. You ain't our maid.
I always iron clothes for the ones that I love.
I suppose you love them crackers that you work for?
You watch your mouth. Now, go get your homework before I give you a sign in a place you won't forget.
Referenced in Dreamgirls
Hooked On Your Love
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Lonette McKee
, Irene Cara
and Dwan Smith See more