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
Did You Know?
The film was theatrically released merely four years before the premier of Dreamgirls, a Broadway Musical that was also based off Diana Ross and The Supremes. See more
The film begins in 1958. But when Stix gets to work at the record store, there is a copy of The Coasters' "One By One" album, an album that was released in 1960. See more
[after Delores and Sparkle discover her drug addiction
Can't you see? Sister can't fly on only one wing.....
Remade as Sparkle
Written by Jerry Leiber
and Mike Stoller See more